A front breaks up over the North Island on Friday as it moves northwards, anticyclonic conditions building elsewhere otherwise.
Morning showers clear for most of the western North Island then sunny areas increase with southeasterly winds, the odd shower may hang about Northland through till evening. Early rain along the east coast eases to showers then long dry spells developing from afternoon, winds cool from the south.
Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, chance of a light shower or two especially about Buller. Cloudy areas and occasional sun elsewhere, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about inland Otago.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz