Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of rain, possibly heavy at times with a risk of thunderstorms. Drier periods develop overnight. Gusty west to northwesterly winds, winds may gust to gale about the coast.
Eastern North Island
Any morning spots of rain clear then mostly sunny with a few clouds at times, gusty northwesterly winds.
Early rain with heavy falls and thunderstorms then easing to showers and sunny spells, winds strong from the northwest gusting to gale at times.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early rain clears then expect sunny areas and some high cloud, Nelson may see a few showers spread from the west in the afternoon. Brisk gusty northwesterly winds.
Any early spots of rain clear then mostly sunny with high cloud decreasing. Gusty northwesterly winds.
Rain, heavy at times with possible thunderstorms. Gusty northwesterly winds tending more westerly in the afternoon.
Southland & Otago
Early rain clears then showers move in during the afternoon as northerlies change gusty westerly. Showers clear in the evening for most.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz