Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas with a shower or two possible, rain moves in during the evening then easing overnight. West to northwesterly winds, breezy about Taranaki.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, high cloud increases from afternoon. Expect a few late evening spots of rain then clearing overnight. Westerly winds.
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, rain later in the evening for a time. Northwesterly winds increase.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud increasing from afternoon, late afternoon rain moves into Nelson then Marlborough late evening. Rain clears overnight. North to northwesterly winds pick up in the afternoon.
Mainly sunny with some high cloud, evening spots of rain possible. Northerly winds, tending more northeast about the coast.
A few showers then some rain from afternoon, easing later in the evening as northeasterly winds change northwest.
Southland & Otago
Cloud thickens from morning, a few spells of rain move through in the afternoon then clearing evening, more so about Southland but Otago has a chance of rain in the evening. Northerly winds tend northwest later on.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz