Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of rain, chance of a heavy fall or two. Winds blustery from the west or southwest then conditions easing from evening.
Eastern North Island
Sunny areas with northwesterlies picking up, a gusty cool southwest change spreads northwards during the afternoon bringing showers which clear overnight.
Rain with gusty northerlies changing southerly late morning, rain eases to showers at night.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with the odd spot of rain, rain more likely in the afternoon as southwesterlies freshen. Rain clears overnight.
A gusty southwest change early this morning brings rain (may be briefly heavy for a time) then easing to showers by midday, clearing at night.
Morning rain eases to showers and sunny spells, showers clear in the evening. Fresh cool southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Early rain eases to showers, clearing later in the evening / overnight. Fresh cold southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz