Those paying their respects at Anzac Day dawn services in
Auckland will do so under a cloudy sky, while those in
Wellington will brave a rainy morning.
Weather will be fine for the east of the country and wet in
the west for Anzac Day memorials tomorrow, MetService says.
Christchurch should stay overcast and dry all morning, while
an early shower in Dunedin could dampen poppies as people
turn out to remember Anzac soldiers.
Wellington should receive some showers during ceremonies, but
RSA spokeswoman Rebecca Byrne said wet weather won't affect
the number who attend.
"They tend to come out regardless," she said.
"If the weather is particularly horrendous it might affect
the numbers but you'll always get the veterans and their
Ms Byrne said RSA clubs are always warm and dry and welcoming
to anyone who wants to get out of the rain after services.
MetService meteorologist John Law said a northwest flow means
the east of the country will stay dry while the west is
likely to get rain.
After the dawn services in the Waikato patchy rain or drizzle
will hang around for most of the day, while the east of both
the North and South Islands will stay dry for most of the
A break between the front hanging around on Anzac Day and
another arriving on Sunday means most of the country will be
in for fine weather on Saturday.
"We should see the return of some fine and sunny weather on
Saturday as one front clears from the north, but another
system waiting in the wings for the start of next week should
be heralded by showers returning to western shores late on
Sunday," Law said.