An anticyclone lies over the South Island today, southeasterlies gradually eases over the North Island. A ridge covers New Zealand on Friday, extending out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea.
Heavy rain eases about Northland this morning to showers. Drizzle or light showers for much of the day along the east coast, drier out west with a mix of sun and cloud. For the South Island conditions are mostly sunny, there may be a few spots of morning cloud in the east.
Mainly settled on Friday, along the North Island’s east coast a few morning showers or drizzle patches clear then some sun breaks through from afternoon, cloud may hang on about Gisborne for most of the day however. Mainly sunny for the South Island, expect some cloud at times about Southland and along the West Coast.