Upper South Island
Cloudy skies on the West Coast north of Hokitika with northwesterlies, expect the odd shower mainly in North Westland then easing during the afternoon as winds change southwest. Mostly sunny about Nelson with light winds picking up a little from the west late afternoon. Southwesterly breezes ease off about Canterbury and Marlborough this morning, northeasterlies freshen up especially along the coast this afternoon. Expect sunny weather in Marlborough, some cloud at times in Canterbury. Later in the evening light southerlies flick through Canterbury bringing some further cloud and the low risk of a shower.
HIGHS: 17 on the West Coast, low 20’s in Nelson. 18-19 in Canterbury. 23-24 in Marlborough
Lower South Island
Becoming mostly sunny this morning with westerly breezes, some cloud developing about Southland during the afternoon with westerlies strengthening possibly gusting to gale force about the coast in the evening. Becoming mostly sunny about Fiordland this morning with southwest breezes, some cloud increasing overnight however. Morning showers ease then gradually clear about South Westland, sunny breaks there in the afternoon with southwest breezes.
HIGHS: 16-17 for most , 21-22 for inland Otago, 15 on the West Coast south of the Glaciers.