Friday's national forecast


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A trough of low pressure will slide west to east across New Zealand today.

Until it clears the New Zealand later this afternoon, the chance for showers will remain in place for much of the country.  Not everyone will get wet and the day won’t be a complete wash out.  However, there will be at least the chance for showers in place until that trough moves through.

The best chance for showers will be about western Waikato south to Taranaki and the over to Wellington.  That will be for this morning.  The shower chances for these areas will diminish by late this afternoon.

Another good chance for showers exists along western regions of the South Island.  The West Coast, south of Greymouth, and Fiordland are going to be the focus for showers today into tonight.

The one area to watch today will be Taranaki.  Some thunderstorm activity is possible this morning and early this afternoon.

By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph