Anticyclonic conditions brings mainly settled weather for the South Island today and on Friday, southeasterlies for the North Island bring rain in the east and the chance of a shower out west.
Cloudy for the eastern North Island today, expect rain with heavy falls possible at times about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Mainly dry out west however there may still be a shower or two. The South Island is sunnier overall with some cloud about coastal Canterbury / Marlborough. Morning frosts for inner South Island.
A similar picture on Friday, rain may still be heavy at times along the east coast of the North Island. Drier out west however there may be a shower late afternoon / evening. The South Island is mainly sunny however expect some cloud Banks Peninsula northwards in the east.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz