Anzac Day weather: The unlucky areas that could get rain

Anzac Day weather will be "excellent" for most of New Zealand - although some rain is forecast to strike a few unlucky areas.

A large high is expected to push across the country, bringing light winds and dry skies on Thursday.

"Temperatures for many places in the afternoon will be warm with inland areas of both islands in the late teens or even the low 20s," Weather Watch says.

"Some parts of Waikato and Northland may reach 23degC which is above normal for this time of year."

But the forecaster also warns some showers could impact the eastern North Island and western South Island.

The low currently bringing heavy downpours and thunderstorms to the North Island on Tuesday might still bring light showers from Hawke's Bay to Gisborne to East Cape.

"Rain also arrives in Fiordland on Thursday morning but the West Coast should be mostly dry for dawn services - but check your local forecast on Wednesday night as there could be a few showers moving in," Weather Watch says.


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