Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas with the odd shower, sunny spells possible too. Light west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Any morning low cloud or fog clears then mostly sunny with northwesterly winds, light winds may tend northeasterly in the afternoon about Hawkes Bay.
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, easing north to northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light north to northwesterly winds.
A mostly sunny morning, light winds change southerly in the afternoon bringing increasing cloud. Some drizzle possible from late afternoon / evening especially inland.
A few morning showers then drying out, areas of sun gradually increasing. Southwesterlies.
Southland & Otago
A few showers about Southland, becoming drier into the afternoon with some sun breaking through. Still, the odd shower may hang around till evening. Otago sees a mix of sun and cloud, a few evening showers. West to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz