A westerly air stream brings showers for western regions, heavy about the western North Island with thunderstorms possible. Drier in the east for most.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, some heavy and squally especially afternoon and evening with possible thunderstorms. Northwesterly winds change gusty westerly later in the day.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, heavy falls now and then with possible thunderstorms. Gusty west to northwesterly winds strong about coastal areas and Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and some high cloud, the odd spot of rain may spread from the west at times otherwise mainly dry. Gusty northwesterly winds.
Showers, some may be occasionally heavy then clearing evening. Gusty northwesterly winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, gusty northwesterly winds ease. Nelson sees a few morning showers then mostly sunny from afternoon, southwesterly winds.
A few morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, light winds.
Showers, some rain for Buller eases in the afternoon.
West to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Some morning sun then showers move in during the afternoon as northerlies change westerly. Coastal Otago is mostly sunny, high cloud thickens evening with a few spots of rain.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz