Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain develops in the morning, freshening east to southeasterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Rain develops in the morning bringing a chance of heavy falls, easing overnight. Breezy east to northeasterly winds.
Mostly cloudy, southerlies strengthen from afternoon bringing in patchy rain.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with southeasterly winds developing in the morning, rain moves in overnight with winds becoming strong.
A cold southerly change develops in the morning bringing rain, easing to drizzle at times late afternoon. Snow to 800m in the morning, lowering to 400m in the afternoon about South Canterbury, 500m about Mid Canterbury and 600m about North Canterbury.
Areas of morning rain ease to showers in the afternoon, southeasterlies freshen late morning.
Southland & Otago
Early showers clear about Southland then expect cloudy periods, southerlies tend easterly by evening. Otago sees morning rain ease to the odd drizzle patch, snow flurries to 400m, perhaps even 300m at times. Southeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz