Sunny Monday for many

19:55, Jul 27 2014

A fine day is on the cards for much of the country, though there'll be rain in some areas, MetService says.

Northland to Manawatu, including the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and central high country can expect sunshine in the north, while Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury can expect the same.

Gisborne, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa can expect morning showers about the coast, clearing to become fine, and Wellington and Kapiti Coast are in for some cloudy periods, as will the Chatham Islands, the forecaster says.

On the West Coast of the South Island, cloud will increase this morning, bringing a burst of heavy rain Westland and Fiordland later today, spreading north and reaching Buller in the evening.

Otago and Southland, the areas can expect high cloud this morning with a smattering of rain this afternoon and evening. There are no road snowfall warnings anywhere in the country.