A front moves onto the lower South Island this morning, gradually pushing northwards during the day. The North Island is settled with high pressure.
Morning fog for the western and upper North Island, mainly inland then clearing to a mix of sun and cloud, some high cloud moves in from the west afternoon on wards. A mainly sunny day for the east coast and Bay Of Plenty with some high cloud later in the day. Winds tend southwesterly in the west, light winds in the east.
Cloudy for the West Coast, rain about Fiordland with the odd heavy fall, moving northwards to reach North Westland later in the day / overnight. Sun and increasing high cloud for Nelson and Marlborough, southwesterlies for Nelson, west to northwesterly winds for Marlborough. Rain moves into Southland this morning (easing / clearing this afternoon or evening), reaching Otago by midday, South Canterbury in the afternoon and North Canterbury overnight. Snow lowers to 500m at night for Otago and South Canterbury, 700m overnight for North Canterbury. South to southwesterly winds push northwards in the east.