Friday’s weather is looking mainly settled as it was through Thursday, though there is a twist ahead of a liquorice all-sorts kind of weekend.
A large ridge of high pressure sits over the North Island through most of the day, meaning more calm, settled conditions for most areas, though late in the afternoon an easterly airflow develops, bringing cloud and even the risk of some showers in the afternoon – especially for parts of eastern Northland and Auckland.
The South Island is looking at a building northwesterly airflow, coming ahead of a front that moves in on Saturday.
This results in a mainly sunny day for most, while cloud builds in the west, with evening drizzle for South Westland turning to rain there overnight.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Zelda Wynn