A ridge of high pressure brings mainly settled conditions to New Zealand today, the South Island is mostly dry. For the North Island a weak frontal zone brings a few light showers or drizzle patches, the Bay Of Plenty / East Cape has a slightly higher chance of precipitation today.
On Wednesday a cold front moves into the upper North Island from afternoon bringing rain, heavy about Northland (especially in the east). Drizzle or patchy light showers move into the South Islands east coast as southerlies freshen.
Rain continues for parts of the North Island on Thursday, mainly dry for the South Island. Rain or showers for northern and eastern parts of the North Island on Friday, drizzle for the South Islands east coast.
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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz