The Wellington region's Labour Day weather will be "a bit of a lottery", but sunshine will likely be at a minimum.
WeatherWatch head analyst Phil Duncan said the cold southwesterly wind flow that had brought horrible weather to the capital today would ease tonight.
Central New Zealand was caught in the middle of conflicting weather patterns, with a high to the north making its way towards Wellington, while a cold southerly was approaching from the South Island.
Tomorrow's weather would be better than today, but some areas such as the Wairarapa could expect strong winds, he said.
A cooler change would again kick in on Sunday and some rain was likely to continue into Monday.
"Just about every region in the country is going to have a mix of weather over the weekend ... it's going to be a fairly typical spring weekend."
South Featherston school will host its annual Agricultural Fair and Lamb and Calf day tomorrow, and principal Margie Sutherland said everyone was well prepared for the wind.
"The weather's always windy here so we don't need to do anything different really."
Last year torrential rain had arrived at lunch time, so the forecast was looking better despite the wind.
If things did get dicey, plan B was to move the lamb and calf judging into the PE shed, she said.
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