Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny spells, cloud increasing from afternoon then expect evening showers, overnight rain possibly heavy. Taranaki sees skies cloud up a bit earlier then elsewhere in the west, rain moves in late afternoon possibly becoming heavy in the evening. Freshening northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
A sunny day with some evening high cloud then the chance of a few late / overnight spots of rain, light winds tend northeasterly in the afternoon then die away in the evening. Wairarapa sees northwesterlies for much of the day.
Becoming mostly cloudy in the morning, patchy showers or rain later in the evening. Freshening northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny then high cloud thickens up after midday for Marlborough, a few spots of rain late afternoon then clearing later in the evening. Nelson sees cloud increase in the morning, some rain in the afternoon then clearing later in the evening also. Increasing north to northwesterly winds.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, there may be a spot of rain about South Canterbury late morning / around midday then clearing. Breezy northeasterly winds tend northwest overnight.
Showers develop in the morning, afternoon rain. Late evening / overnight rain with heavy falls and thunderstorms are possible. Northeasterly winds tend northwest in the evening.
Southland & Otago
Any early spots of rain clear then some sun breaks through in the afternoon, further spots of rain possible overnight. Northeast winds tend northwest late afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz