This weekend looks set to be a wet one no matter where you are in New Zealand as a large depression slowly crosses the country says WeatherWatch.co.nz.
Fronts will move in from the west bringing rain or showers from Friday through until Sunday or Monday.
But it’s not all doom and gloom – sunny spells are expected, especially on Saturday in the east and north.
Wettest and regions will be Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki, Bay of Plenty and the West Coast while windier weather should affect Wellington and eastern areas.
WeatherWatch says it’s going to be warm though – at least for the North Island. Winds from the north west should see most places in the mid to late teens with low 20s possible about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.
The South Island will start off mild on Saturday before a cold change comes through on Sunday spreading across Southland, Otago and Canterbury before heading into the North Island’s southern and eastern coastlines on Monday – bringing a late but brief wintry chill.
WeatherWatch.co.nz also predicts a chance of thunderstorms about Taranaki from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning.
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