Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, risk of a light shower otherwise mainly dry. West to northwesterly winds freshen. Overnight winds tend light southerly with the risk of a shower.
Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds tending northerly or northwest, afternoon easterlies for Hawkes Bay. Overnight winds change southerly with some cloud and the risk of a light shower.
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, freshening north to northwesterly winds. Overnight expect a southerly change.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud, thickening in the evening. West to northwesterly winds change southerly overnight.
Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, northwesterly breezes becoming gusty for some inland areas. An evening southwest change (strong about the coast) brings increasing cloud then a few light overnight showers / drizzle patches.
The odd light shower or drizzle patch, some rain moves into South Westland by midday then further north late afternoon / evening. Easing back to showers later on as northwesterly winds change southwest. Conditions drying out overnight.
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, freshening northwesterly winds becoming strong for some. A gusty southwest change mid to late afternoon brings showers then clearing overnight. Cold overnight especially inland with the risk of a frost by dawn on Thursday.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz