Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A shower or two, clearing early afternoon then areas of sun increase. West to southwesterly winds, breezy about the Taranaki coast.
Eastern North Island
Areas of cloud, sun breaking through at times. Risk of a shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Southwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mainly sunny, afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Mostly sunny, some morning cloud breaks away from about Greymouth northwards. Evening cloud about South Westland then some overnight rain or perhaps more towards dawn on Friday. North to northwesterly winds develop
Southland & Otago
Sunny after any coastal morning cloud clears, westerlies tend east to northeast late afternoon. Light winds inland with a light frost possible to start the day.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz