A weakening cold front is slowly moving across the North Island today bringing a period of showers but nothing too substantial.
The front this morning moved into Taranaki and this afternoon it will slowly head north east as it continues to crumble.
Behind it is a slightly cooler south westerly which moved up the South Island overnight and this morning.
This evening a few showers may linger in northern and north eastern regions but by Saturday they should clear.
Saturday looks mostly dry across New Zealand apart from a couple of isolated showers in the top half of the North Island.
Sunday looks dry everywhere except Southland and Westland with gusty north to north west winds building from Wellington southwards.