Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning showers clear then sunny spells increase. Gusty southerly winds (strong about coastal areas) ease later on. Cold overnight for inland areas.
Eastern North Island
Showers, morning rain about Gisborne (possibly heavy) then easing. Gusty south to southwesterly winds (strong about coastal fringes) ease later today.
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, strong gusty southerly winds ease later on.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early showers clear otherwise mainly sunny, cold southerlies ease during today. Frosty overnight for inland areas.
Morning showers clear near the coast then sunny areas increase, clearer skies inland after morning frosts. Southwesterly winds tend northeast later on.
Sunny with light winds, a frosty start inland.
Southland & Otago
A mainly sunny day inland after a frosty start, morning cloud near the coast breaking to mostly sunny weather in the afternoon (any early morning showers clear). Westerly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz