Mainly dry for the North Island today, risk of an isolated shower later this afternoon for Northland. There may be a light shower or drizzle patch about Bay Of Plenty and Taranaki by dawn on Thursday.
The West Coast of the South Island sees the odd light shower or drizzle patch develop this afternoon then turning to rain overnight, any morning rain about Southland clears away.
A light shower or two for the western North Island on Thursday, long dry spells too. Some rain moves in overnight pushing in from the west, this includes moving into Wellington. The West Coast of the South Island south of Greymouth sees rain with heavy falls, rain pushes northwards in the evening. A few spots of rain possible about Southland and Otago in the evening.
Eastern regions have a largely dry day although a few spots of rain are possible overnight spreading from the west.
Morning rain for much of the North Island on Friday then easing, showers pick up again mid to late afternoon in the west bringing a chance of heavy falls and thunder then easing at night. Expect shower activity for much of the South Island, light winds gradually tend to the southwest.
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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz