A front pushes over the North Island on Friday moving in a west to east fashion, winds from the northwest ahead of the front then changing westerly in behind. Westerlies further south.
Morning rain for the western North Island on Friday then sunny areas increase from afternoon, some morning rain or showers for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne also then becoming mostly sunny after midday.
The West Coast of the South Island has the odd shower at times during the day but many long dry periods also, mainly sunny in the east.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz