Dry for most of the South Island today, heavy showers move into Northland from the north later this morning and into the afternoon. Isolated showers develop this afternoon about Taranaki and across to Hawkes Bay / Gisborne, mainly away from coastal spots and especially about some inland hills / ranges. A few of these showers may turn heavy. Showers clear during the evening for most but about Northland showers may continue through the night with the odd isolated heavy fall still possible.
A few showers catch southern Fiordland at the other end of the country in a northwesterly airflow.
Dry for most of the South Island on Friday again, showers remain about southern Fiordland and this time a few spots may spread into Southland and Otago for a time in the evening.
The North Island has showers from Northland down through to the Central North Island, especially in the afternoon where some may become heavy with thunderstorms then easing in the evening, these showers are often inland away from the coast and especially about hills / ranges but the odd one may reach the coast in spots. Generally a dry south of about Palmerston North.
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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz