Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas with the odd shower possible, more so from afternoon then a greater risk later in the evening. Breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
A mainly sunny day with west to northwesterly winds (chance of a coastal sea breeze about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne), overnight a southerly change pushes into the Wairarapa bringing showers.
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, late evening showers. Northwesterly winds freshen then change southerly overnight.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds picking up. Later in the evening or overnight winds change southerly with the risk of a shower although probably staying mainly dry. The northwest Nelson and Tasman areas will likely see a few showers late afternoon / evening.
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, during the afternoon a southerly change moves northwards bringing rain, pushing into areas north of Banks Peninsula later this evening. Rain clearing overnight for South Canterbury.
Cloudy, rain about South Westland moves into North Westland by midday then clearing later in the evening. Northwesterlies changing southwest later in the day.
Southland & Otago
Morning rain eases to showers, clearing around midday for Southland but not about Otago till later in the evening or overnight. Cool southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz