Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with light winds and afternoon sea breezes. Cloud builds in the afternoon for inland areas, showers late afternoon / evening about inland areas from Manawatu through to Kapiti becoming heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later on.
Eastern North Island
Any morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, cloud builds about the ranges of Wairarapa in the afternoon. Showers late afternoon / evening some may be heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later in the day.
Mostly sunny with northerly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with northerly winds, some cloud about Nelson especially morning. Isolated showers may develop about inland areas late afternoon / evening with the chance of a heavy fall, possibly even a thunderstorm.
Mostly sunny, for inland areas isolated showers develop late afternoon / evening. Some may become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later on. East to northeasterly winds.
Morning cloud then mostly sunny with light north to northwesterly winds. Perhaps a late afternoon / evening isolated shower for inland Buller.
Southland & Otago
Sunny with light winds and afternoon sea breezes, there may be an isolated shower in the evening for inland eastern parts of Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz