High pressure is slowly slipping off New Zealand today allowing for a very weak area of low pressure to drift in to the north encouraging more showers, drizzle and patchy rain.
This will affect the north west and western sides of both islands gradually today.
Here are the regional forecasts for Friday…
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with an area of rain and showers around Northland and Auckland slowly drifting south. Winds mostly light, sometimes from the NE.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy with light winds, drizzle or showers possible and a 50/50 chance it may turn to rain around Mt Taranaki for a time (or remain just offshore leaving the region dry – follow our hourly forecasts for more guidance) Light NE winds.
Highs: 13 – 16
Eastern North Island
A mix of sun and cloud with light winds. Cloudier the further south you go with late drizzle or showers possible. Light winds, perhaps from the northerly quarter.
Highs: 14 – 18
Cloudy with drizzle or showers about later, otherwise dry. Variable winds.
Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with showers or drizzle in the east, rain or downpours more likely on the Nelson side.
Fairly cloudy and cool with light winds.
Showers, more likely the further north you go where it may turn to rain. Calm/light winds.
Southland & Otago
Frosty for some inland with a fairly sunny day on the way. Light winds. Fog and mist patches possible too.
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