High pressure continues to cover all of New Zealand for Good Friday bringing mostly light winds and dry weather to the nation.
There may be a couple of isolated showers in the very north and very south west today otherwise the weather looks dry.
Sunny spells will be frequent in most areas too.
As we move into Saturday a cold front approaches the country from the Southern Ocean (and the winds may build later Friday ahead of it, from the west).
Early on Saturday morning a cold front moves up the South Island with the bulk of the rain on the West Coast but easing into the afternoon. Showers will spillover into Southland and Otago and winds will turn colder south west. Winds will be gusty, even gale force in the mountains for a time.
The North Island on Saturday will still be mainly dry but a couple of showers are possible in the west and winds from the westerly quarter may build in more exposed areas.
On Easter Sunday high pressure returns and the weather becomes similar to how it was on Good Friday – mostly settled.