Friday's national forecast


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A southerly airflow lies over all of New Zealand today, showers or rain in the east while conditions are drier and sunnier out west.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, may be an evening isolated shower about Northland and Auckland. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 24-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloud breaks to sunny areas in the afternoon, a few showers possible near the ranges to the east. Breezy southeasterly winds, strong about coastal areas.
Highs: 15-21

Eastern North Island
Rain, possibly heavy then easing to showers around midday. Fresh cool southerly winds.
Highs: 17-20

Wellington
Cloudy areas with a showers or two, fresh south to southeasterly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny spells about Marlborough with fresh southeasterly winds. Nelson is mainly sunny with southeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-23

Canterbury
Cloudy with a few patchy showers, clearing in the evening. Long dry spells developing near the coast from afternoon. Fresh cool southerly winds.
Highs: 13-15

West Coast
Sunny with southeasterly winds, tending westerly in the afternoon near some coastal fringes.
Highs: 21-24

Southland & Otago
Chance of an early shower then morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, south to southeasterly winds. Winds tend northeast in the evening about coastal Otago.
Highs: 14-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz