A ridge brings mainly settled weather to the North Island today meanwhile frontal activity brings heavy rain to the West Coast of the South Island and dry weather out east.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some cloud at times for Northland mainly afternoon. Light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Some mid level cloud possible about Taranaki and Kapiti. Northwesterly winds.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with light northeasterly winds.
Cloudy areas with breezy north to northwesterly winds, a few showers around dawn on Saturday.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, chance spot of rain overnight. North to northwesterly winds pick up after midday.
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, heavy rain develops about the high country in the evening with the chance one or two spots of rain may spread further eastwards. North to northwesterly winds pick up after midday.
Rain with heavy falls at times, northeasterlies freshen then changing southwest overnight and rain eases to showers.
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, some late evening rain moves into Southland with a southwest change. A few showers move into Otago overnight.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz