Cloud and a few showers will stick about during the day for many, as a result of that southwesterly airflow sitting over the country – but the main risks are associated with wind in the South Island.
Strong southwesterlies will gust along the Otago coastline, which could reach gale force at times during the day, before easing in the evening.
As a south to southwest change moves into Canterbury around midday, southerly winds will be strong about coastal areas – and possibly gusti to gale force too – but these will also ease in the late afternoon and into the evening.
Areas south of Banks Peninsula will feel the strongest gusts.
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– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Anne Lear, WeatherWatch file