Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early heavy rain eases to showers which clear around midday, sunny spells increase from afternoon. Gusty west to southwesterly winds (strong about Taranaki) ease later in the day.
Eastern North Island
Morning rain then sunny areas increase from afternoon, gusty northerlies change westerly in the morning.
Morning rain clears then sunny areas increase, strong to gale northwesterly winds gradually ease.
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early showers clear then becoming mainly sunny in the morning, gusty westerlies ease in the afternoon.
Morning showers clear with gusty southwesterly winds for a time then dying out, a sunny afternoon with light winds tending northeast near the coast.
Showers and sunny spells, fresh west to southwesterly winds.
Southland & Otago
Showers about Southland, dry spells at times. Brisk westerlies becoming strong in the afternoon. Otago sees morning showers clear then sunny spells develop, gusty west to southwesterly winds ease in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz