A high lies over over New Zealand on Friday with a weak front moving over the upper South Island in the morning then lower North Island in the afternoon.
A mix of sun and cloud for the upper North Island on Friday, dry with light southwesterly winds. A mainly sunny morning in the east then cloud develops in the afternoon with the chance of a shower as light winds tend southerly. A few light showers possible from afternoon in the west also Taranaki southwards.
A few showers affect Canterbury northwards in the south Island, easing from afternoon. Sunnier conditions further south with any morning cloud about Southland and Otago breaking away.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz