A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand on Friday, a front within this flow pushes into the southwestern corner of the South Island by midday.
The odd shower for the western North Island on Friday (especially morning) then drying out in the afternoon with sunny spells increasing. Sunny weather along the east coast.
The odd shower for the West Coast of the South Island, heavy rain pushes into Fiordland by midday then slowly pushes northwards reaching North Westland in the evening. Mainly sunny weather in the east, high cloud increases about Southland and Otago, evening scattered rain for Southland.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz