A front pushes over the North Island on Friday meanwhile a ridge of high pressure starts to sneak in over the lower South Island.
Most North Island regions see rain or showers on Friday, rain may become heavy about Wellington / Wairarapa in the evening as southerlies freshen.
Mostly sunny for the West Coast of the South Island however there may be early showers about North Westland then clearing away. Cloudy areas for Southland / Otago. Rain for Canterbury, Marlborough and Nelson eases from the south. Heavy falls about Marlborough clear away in the evening.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz