A front slowly moves northwards over the South Island on Friday, weakening as it pushes northwards. Meanwhile a low moves southeast past the northeastern side of the North Island during the day.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, there may be some morning cloud of fog (fog for inland areas). Cloud may also hang about Northland during the day bringing the chance of a shower or two, skirting the east coast. Light southerly quarter winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with west to northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny then a few evening showers develop as northwesterly winds change southerly.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, late afternoon or evening a few showers develop, some may even be heavy in isolated spots for inland areas then clearing later on / overnight. Light winds.
Cloudy areas and a few showers, mostly clearing by evening. Light northwesterlies.
Cloud thickens up in the morning with southerly winds, chance of a shower or two mainly about inland areas.
Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud, afternoon southwesterlies may bring a few showers for Southland, skies clearing up later in the evening. A fairly dry day for everyone else, afternoon east to northeast winds develop about coastal Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz