A cold front pushes northwards over the South Island on Friday, weakening as it goes. A ridge lies over the South Island with the aforementioned front arriving about the lower North Island overnight.
A northwesterly airflow lies over the North Island on Friday, expect some cloud in the west with sunnier conditions out east. There may be a light shower or two in the morning for Taranaki and Kapiti then overnight further rain or showers moves in.
Rain pushes northwards over the West Coast of the South Island, heavy about South Westland but easing as it moves northwards. Gusty northwesterlies in the east but a cool southwest change moves in bringing rain or showers to Southland and Otago in the morning then Canterbury in the afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz