Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, perhaps some rain for a time this morning in the Manawatu. Showers clearing later this evening. Further west expect sunny spells and the odd shower, showers may become heavy with thunderstorms late afternoon / evening then easing later on. East to northeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Rain, possibly heavy this morning then easing, breezy east to northeasterly winds.
Morning rain eases then clears, mostly cloudy with easterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Rain for Marlborough with heavy falls possible, easing from afternoon. Showers for Nelson becoming patchy in the afternoon, some sun may even start to break through. East to southeasterly winds.
Patchy rain or drizzle, easing later in the day. Easterly winds.
Mostly sunny about South Westland however about the mountains of Fiordland there may be isolated showers late afternoon / evening. North Westland sees some cloud at times, perhaps a shower or two also. Showers more likely in the afternoon especially about Buller with the chance of a heavy fall then easing later on.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny about Southland and Central Otago with light winds. Coastal Otago sees cloudy areas and the chance of a shower, winds fresh from the east.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz