A front bringing in a cool change and some rain pushes northwards over the South Island during today, reaching the lower North Island this evening.
Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, some rain moves in around dawn on Friday. West to northwesterly winds.
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, chance of a light shower or two. Rain develops later in the evening bringing the risk of a few heavy falls for a time. Northwesterlies.
Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, rain develops in the evening about the Wairarapa as northwesterly winds change southerly. Rain moves northwards overnight.
Mostly cloudy, evening rain develops as gusty northwesterly winds change southerly.
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, rain develops late afternoon or evening as northwesterlies change southerly.
Southerlies freshen in the morning bringing rain, rain may be heavy about inland areas for a time. Easing to showers in the evening then clearing overnight.
Rain with heavy falls spreading northwards along the coast during the day, cloud breaking away in the evening as northerlies change to the south or southeast.
Southland & Otago
Morning rain eases to the odd shower, clearing in the evening. Cool south to southwesterly winds.
By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz