Good weekend weather on the way

Auckland is in for a dry, settled weekend as good weather moves across the country.

"A high pressure system is speeding across from the Tasman sea, and as that builds, we're going to find it's a pretty settled story across New Zealand," MetService forecaster John Law said.

"The weekend will be great for outdoor plans so make the most of it."

Auckland would be largely dry and "not too cold", he said.

A south-westerly breeze could be pushing cloud across the city, especially in the mornings, bringing a the odd spot of rain.

But that cloud would break up and the afternoons would be dry, Mr Laws said.

Temperatures in Auckland would reach about 15 degrees.

Fine weather was predicted for the rest of the country, except on the west coasts, where there would be some early morning rain.

Hawke's Bay, Gisborne and the Canterbury Plains would see the most sun.

Overnight temperatures were expected to hit freezing in some places, with the return of overnight frosts for Canterbury and Otago.

"By night time we're going to find it's pretty chilly ... some pretty crisp starts to the day," Mr Law said.

The start of next week should be fine, but a low pressure system arriving mid-week could bring some wet weather to the North Island.

- APNZ

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