A front passes off to the east of New Zealand on Friday morning, some morning rain in the east then becoming mostly sunny. Rain or showers in the west, easing from afternoon for the western North Island.
Early rain for the western North Island, easing to showers in the morning and some sun breaks through by midday. Morning rain about Bay Of Plenty (especially in the east) may be heavy. Some morning rain for the eastern North Island then afternoon sun.
Rain or showers for the South Islands West Coast, rain heavy at times for Fiordland mainly morning then again at night. Cloud or showers for the eastern South Island breaks to mostly sunny weather during the morning.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz