A front marches northeastwards over the North Island during Friday, two low pressure systems sit either side of the South Island.
Rain for the western / northern North Island eases on Friday morning, some sun starts to break through in the west from afternoon then some late sun possible for the likes of Auckland. Rain for Bay Of Plenty for most of the day, heavy in the east then easing overnight. Scattered rain develops in the morning for the east coast, clearing in the evening.
Areas of rain for the west and south of the South Island, patchy rain or showers about South Canterbury spreads into North Canterbury during the afternoon. Marlborough has a mainly dry and sunny day after morning high cloud clears.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz