Friday's national forecast


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The Tasmanian low that has been our weather maker all week long is now a Pacific low and will continue to move away from New Zealand.

That means our weather will be trending toward a drier and more settled pattern as we head into this final weekend of the summer.

For today, a few passing showers are possible for much of the North Island.  That's mainly for this morning.  Although later on today, a few passing showers could make a quick stop about Wellington and Auckland.

The West Coast, Nelson, Southland and Otago also run the risk of seeing a few showers today.  The threat moves north for late afternoon.  That means that Canterbury and Marlborough could see a few spitting showers before the day is out.

Temperatures across the country should be in the low to mid 20's for daytime highs.  Coastal sections of Southland and Otago could be a bit cooler with highs in the teens.  Gisborne and Bay of Plenty could be a little warmer with highs pushing into the upper 20's.

-By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph