High pressure continues to cover NZ with the centre just off the Taranaki coastline.
A mild sub-tropical flow will move in to the South Island prompting some rain in Fiordland, some drizzle on the West Coast and spiking temperatures 8 degrees above normal once again through inland parts of most South Island regions.
The North Island has mostly light winds, dry weather and a few cloudy areas.
To drill down deeper, please see your LOCAL HOURLY forecasts.
Here are the regional forecasts for Friday…
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloudy with light winds, mainly from the north east. Sea breezes too.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloudy with light variable winds. Sea breezes
Eastern North Island
North to north east winds brings a mix of sun and cloud. Inland areas look warmest.
Highs: 20 – 28
Northerlies return bringing a mix of sun and cloud.
Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly Sunny with northerly quarter winds. Hot inland.
Highs: 23 – 30
A hot day with a mix of sun and cloud with northerly quarter winds.
Highs: 21 – 32
Fairly cloudy with a few light showers or drizzle patches, otherwise dry. Nor’West breezes.
Highs: 18 – 24
Southland & Otago
Quite cloudy at times but sunny spells more likely in Central Otago. Northerly quarter winds. Dry or mainly dry.