Regan Schoultz is an NZME news service reporter based in Auckland.

Sunny but cool for Anzac day

Another sunny Autumn day for most of the country. Photo / Dean Purcell
Another sunny Autumn day for most of the country. Photo / Dean Purcell

Sunny skies have been forecast for most parts of the country tomorrow but don't forget to bring a jacket to morning Anzac parades, the temperature could be nippy in the early hours.

Long sunny spells and a high of 20C has been forecast for Auckland tomorrow while similar weather is expected in Whangarei.

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In Hamilton a cloudy morning is expected but that should clear to reveal sunny skies and warm temperatures. A sunny day and a high of 22C is also forecast for Tauranga.

Unfortunately for parts of the East Coast the weather is not expected to be as bright and warm. In Napier cloud and a chance of showers should feature on Anzac Day.

Meanwhile in Wellington the sun should be out but cold winds may make the day a bit nippy.

A high of 16C is expected for the capital.

MetService meteorologist Derek Holland said a ridge spreading over the country would bring with it warmer weather.

"We have got generally settled weather over just about all the country [tomorrow]. There are just a few brief showers in the west coast of the North and South islands.

"We have had a southerly in today so it will be a bit cooler [tomorrow morning] than it has been but not particularly cold temperatures in the morning. It should be a good morning for most people."

He said temperatures in Auckland should drop to a minimum of 14C tonight, a minimum of 11C in Wellington, 7C in Christchurch and 9C in Dunedin tonight.

Sunny skies will make a nice change from the wet weather which soaked many parts of the country today.

Along with the wetter weather were several motor vehicle accidents on the country's roads.

In Auckland a woman became trapped inside a car which rolled on McKenzie Rd shortly before 1pm. Firefighters successfully cut the woman out of the vehicle and she was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Senior Sergeant Chris Money said roads are "pretty slippery" after such a dry spell.

Motorists should "drive to the conditions", Mr Money said, and be "aware that roads may be slippery".

Meanwhile in the Bay of Plenty a woman was seriously hurt following a two-car crash on State Highway 2 at Otamarakau, east of Pukehina.

It is understood another person was also seriously injured.

Back in Auckland another driver walked away unharmed after a car collided with a tree in West Auckland.

The crash happened on Scenic Drive, in Titirangi, around 1.25pm.

The person was unharmed.

Anzac Day weather.

Whangarei -- A sunny day with southerly breezes and a high of 22C is expected.

Auckland -- Long sunny spells, southwesterlies and a high of 20C forecast.

Hamilton -- Some morning cloud is expected then sunny skies and southwesterly winds.

Tauranga -- Sunny day with dying southwesterlies and a high of 22C.

Napier -- Cloud in the afternoon with a chance of showers and southerly winds expected.

Palmerston North -- Morning cloud and a few showers and then fine for the remainder of the day.

Wellington -- A mostly sunny day is forecast with a high of 16C and winds.

Christchurch -- A cloudy morning is expected which should clear. A high of 17C is forecast.

Dunedin -- Fine day cooled by a gusty southwest wind expected.

-- Metservice.

- NZ Herald

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