Upper North Island
Showers for much of the day but easing from afternoon, sunny areas now and then. Winds breezy to brisk from the southwest.
Lower North Island
Cloudy areas in the west and about Wellington with showers, easing a tad after midday but still continuing. Winds from the southwest although Wellington sees southerly winds. Along the east coast it’s a mainly sunny day with westerly quarter winds, a few showers push into the Wairarapa in the morning however then further north late afternoon / evening.
Upper South Island
Cloudy areas in the west with southwesterly winds, a few showers about mainly Greymouth northwards, easing afternoon then clearing in the evening. In the east expect early wintry showers with snow flurries to 300m to clear for most but a few remaining right near the coast for the rest of the day, Banks Peninsula for example with snow flurries lowering to 200 or perhaps even 100m by evening. Skies remaining quite cloudy for most with cold southwesterly winds.
Lower South Island
Cloudy and cold for Southland and Otago with wintry showers and snow flurries to near sea level, easing in the evening. Winds very cold from the southwest. About Fiordland and South Westland a slightly different picture, mainly sunny with southerly winds.