Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with light west to northwesterly winds. Chance of an isolated afternoon shower, mainly inland about the ranges with even the risk of a thunderstorm then clearing later in the day. Otherwise mainly dry elsewhere.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with light winds, afternoon sea breezes near the coast while just inland winds may tend more northwest. A risk of afternoon showers about the ranges of southern Hawkes Bay / northern Wairarapa, these showers could become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later in the day.
Sunny spells with breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny and hot with northwesterly winds about Marlborough, north to northeasterly winds for Nelson.
Mainly sunny and hot with light winds. Afternoon northeasterlies may develop about coastal areas.
Mostly sunny with light west to northwesterly winds, skies about Fiordland a tad cloudier with a drizzle patch or
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, northwesterly winds for most although about coastal Otago a light northeasterly may develop in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz