A large anticyclone is centered to the east of New Zealand on Friday with an easterly quarter airflow moving around this high flowing over both Islands.
Mostly sunny for the upper / western North Island on Friday, some cloud about Coromandel, Great Barrier Island and eastern Northland may bring a shower or two. Cloudy for the east coast with some drizzle or the odd shower. The South Island is mostly sunny, some morning cloud about Marlborough clears away. High cloud moves into the lower South Island from afternoon.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz