The sun will shine on much of the country this weekend -
Metservice meteorologist Dan Corbett said the showers that
greeted Big Day Out revellers in Auckland this morning were
moving away and should leave the East Coast and Northland
"Tomorrow in Auckland there will be fine spells and good
sunshine," Mr Corbett said.
"It's a nice weekend countrywide. It'll be a little bit cool
to start off Saturday morning across the far south of the
South Island ... but places like Wellington, Gisborne and
Dunedin should be [fine]."
WeatherWatch head analyst Philip Duncan said the front that
barrelled up the South Island yesterday was weakening.
"The cold southerly that's hitting Southland and Otago at the
moment and is moving up the country with this windy
unsettled, cooler weather pattern is going to ease on
Saturday. The sun should come out in a lot of places and the
wind should ease in a lot of places," he said.
In the main centres:
Dunedin: After a "rollercoaster ride" during the week, a high
of 13 degrees today should rise to 18 degrees for the rest of
the weekend. Saturday will be fine and sunny with showers
rolling in on Sunday.
Auckland: Showers clearing this afternoon for a mostly fine
weekend with temperatures of 23 degrees tomorrow and 25
degrees on Sunday.
Wellington: Showers tonight will clear tomorrow for a "lovely
weekend" with temperatures around 20 degrees
Christchurch: This week's cold front will ease overnight.
Tomorrow will be sunny with a high of 20 degrees and Sunday
will reach 26 degrees with NW winds.