Expect the odd shower during today south of about Waikato in the west, dry elsewhere for the North Island. The South Island sees heavy rain in the west, a cold southwest change moves into Southland around late morning bringing rain, pushing into Otago during the afternoon and reaching Canterbury this evening. Nelson / Marlborough sees rain overnight.
A cold front pushes over the North Island on Friday bringing rain, this will ease in the afternoon then clearing evening. Morning rain clears the upper South Island although a shower or two may linger for the West Coast. Expect rain or showers about Southland and South Westland, Otago is drier but a shower or two moves in for a time during the afternoon with the passage of a front.
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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz