Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with light winds in the morning after any early cloud breaks away, afternoon west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with afternoon northeasterly winds for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Sunny spells with northerly winds, changing southerly overnight.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with afternoon easterlies in Marlborough, winds tend northerly for Nelson.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light winds tend easterly in the afternoon. Some cloud may develop about South Canterbury and the foothills of Mid Canterbury later in the evening.
Sunny areas and some high cloud for areas north of about Hokitika, skies a little cloudier further south. Fiordland sees morning rain easing to showers then clearing by evening. Westerly quarter winds.
Southland & Otago
Any early showers clear Southland, cloud may break to a few sunny spells in the afternoon. Otago sees morning sun and some high cloud then lower level cloud increases in the afternoon. Westerlies change southerly in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz