A fresh southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Friday with a deep low to the east of the North Island.
Showers for the Waikato northwards on Friday, also Taranaki down through to Wellington in the west and along the east coast. Sunny areas elsewhere. Winds from the south or southwest, strong about the east coast and through Cook Strait.
Showers for most of the day along the South Islands east coast, showers clear Southland and Central Otago around midday then sun breaks through. Mostly sunny along the West Coast.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz