Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, a chance some could be heavy. Southwesterlies tend westerly by evening, winds strong about Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Rain, possibly heavy about Gisborne this afternoon then clearing overnight. Cool southwesterly winds.
The odd shower, clearing overnight. Southerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly cloudy, a few showers move through in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Fairly cloudy (mainly in the form of thick high cloud). Cool southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
A mix of mid and high level cloud, cloud a bit thicker Greymouth northwards with the chance of a shower or two. Rain moves in overnight. Southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Mainly sunny with some morning high cloud clearing away, a cold evening southwest change brings rain, not moving into Otago till overnight. Some snow may fall to 400m for a time. Clearing overnight for Southland.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz