Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, showers developing late morning. Northwesterly winds change southwest in the afternoon then southeast at night with showers clearing away.
Eastern North Island
Morning sun, southerly winds freshen in the afternoon bringing increasing cloud then rain, easing overnight.
Cloudy areas with southerly winds picking up in the morning, may be a shower mainly later in the day.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny spells, a few showers from late afternoon or evening as southeasterly winds freshen.
Cloudy areas with a shower or two, inland areas may receive slightly heavier areas of precipitation meanwhile nearer the coast conditions may dry out a little. East to southeasterly winds.
An area of showers about Fiordland spreads northwards reaching North Westland late afternoon or evening. Sunny spells before showers move in. Winds from the west tending southwest later in the day.
Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy for Southland with a few showers, more likely in the morning then gradually becoming drier as the day moves along. Otago may see showers right through till evening then starting to clear. South to southeasterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz