Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early heavy rain eases to showers and sunny spells, the odd shower may be heavy. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Some morning rain then becoming mostly sunny, gusty northwesterly winds.
Morning rain clears, developing again overnight (sunny spells between). Strong Nor’West winds may gust to gale at times.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny about Marlborough, Nelson sees early rain ease to the odd shower and sunny spells. Gusty north to northwesterly winds, some overnight rain.
Sunny areas and some high cloud, some rain in the high country. Gusty northwesterly winds, perhaps strong for a time in the afternoon.
Rain, heavy at times with a chance of thunderstorms. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Early rain then sunny spells and some high cloud, there may be the odd spot of rain at times otherwise mainly dry. Northwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz