Friday's national forecast


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Low pressure centres lie either side of the South Island today bringing wet weather to most regions, staying dry in Marlborough all day. The North Island sees a front push northeastwards over the Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning rain then the odd shower, clearing at night. Northerlies change light southwest in the evening. The Bay Of Plenty has consistent patchy rain for much of the day.
Highs: 17-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning rain eases to the odd shower, clearing in the afternoon as northerlies change northwest. Sun breaks through at times from afternoon.
Highs: 16-18

Eastern North Island
Patchy rain develops in the morning, clearing evening. Northerly winds.
Highs: 18-20

Wellington
Early rain eases to the odd shower, clearing late afternoon. Sun breaks through from midday. Northerlies.
Highs: 15-16

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning high cloud then mostly sunny for Marlborough, the odd light morning shower for Nelson then sunny areas increase from midday. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-19

Canterbury
Showers about South Canterbury gradually spread into North Canterbury in the afternoon, there may be some morning sun for North Canterbury. Southwesterlies gradually freshen.
Highs: 12-17

West Coast
Rain with north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Patchy rain or drizzle, rain may be a little more persistent at times for some areas. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 8-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz