Early showers clear the whole North Island before sunny areas increase while winds blow cool from the south or southwest – though easing during the day.
Winds may be fairly strong – with a risk of gales again – about Cook Strait & Wellington to start the day, before dropping away.
For the South Island, any early showers clear coastal parts of the east coast, then conditions become mostly sunny, with cool southwesterly winds dying out in the afternoon.
The West Coast becomes mostly sunny in the morning, with southwesterlies dying away, though cloud increases again by evening – with rain then moving in overnight.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz