A front pushes northwards over the South Island this morning then onto the North Island this afternoon and evening, heralding in a cooler southerly change.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas with westerly winds, chance of a shower otherwise mainly dry. In the evening a southwest change moves through bringing more a period of more persistent period of showers. Showers may become heavy for a time overnight then easing before dawn on Saturday as southeasterlies freshen.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, northwesterlies change southerly late afternoon bringing a few showers. Showers may be heavy about Taranaki then clearing overnight.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, late afternoon / evening showers develop as south to southwesterly winds freshen. Showers may be heavy for a time in the ranges then easing overnight.
High cloud, northerlies change southerly late afternoon bringing lower level cloud.
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning high cloud, southerly winds pick up in the afternoon bringing lower level cloud and a few showers. Showers may be heavy about the northwest Nelson area then clearing away later in the evening.
Some sun at first then southwesterly winds freshen during the morning bringing increasing cloud and a few showers, showers more likely about inland areas (perhaps some rain) but a few at times near the coast. Showers or rain clears later in the evening for all areas.
Occasional showers, clearing late afternoon as light winds gradually tend to the south. Cloud breaks away overnight.
Southland & Otago
Early showers possible then expect spells with southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz