Mostly fine on the east coast of the South Island with north to northwesterly winds freshening and high cloud, mild with high’s around 16 degrees however a southwest change works it’s way north starting in Southland about midday spreading into Marlborough at midnight bringing showers. A few of those showers may be heavy in coastal areas around North Canterbury. Cloudy on the west coast, heavy rain with gusty northerlies easing to showers by evening as west to southwesterly winds develop. Strong northwesterlies about the top of the South Island, cloudy skies with a few showers turning to rain in the evening. High’s on the west coast and about Nelson of 13 to 14 degrees.
– By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz