Stormy weather around New Zealand has finally ended with the sun returning to most places today, winds easing further and showers finally fading out in the east of the North Island.
In Auckland the sun is shining with a near cloud-free morning and light winds, just a touch of high cloud about.
One last shower is affecting Coromandel Peninsula as of 8:30am, while Great Barrier Island and just the very eastern side of Northland will see a few more showers across the morning, before clearing.
Gisborne, East Cape and parts of Hawkes Bay will see showers linger longer today, with a few small coastal showers possible around Wairarapa and even the north eastern tip of the South Island. These showers should ease across today then clear.
By noon Saturday the nation will be dry and calm under high pressure. Northerly winds may build a little in the lower South Island with showers spreading into Fiordland.
Sunday is mostly dry across New Zealand, but a 30% chance of a few showers around the lower West Coast and lower South Island, otherwise dry and mild. Sunday should be calm and sunny in the North Island with coastal clouds for a few places and morning fog patches inland.
This will be our last update on this event.
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