Wet Anzac Day for parts of the country

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 families."

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 day.

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.

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