Thursday's national forecast


Mainly settled and hot weather today due to an anticyclone.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, light winds in the morning then afternoon sea breezes. Some cloud may build a little in the afternoon for the Waikato with the low risk of an isolated shower otherwise mainly dry. Also some cloud may affect Northland, mainly in the east during the day in a slightly more dominant northeasterly airflow.
Highs: 24-28

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny and hot (warmest temperatures inland), light winds in the morning then afternoon sea breezes. There may be an isolated shower / downpour for some inland hills and ranges late afternoon or evening.
Highs: 23-28

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny weather after morning cloud breaks away, east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 22-25

Wellington
Any early cloud clears to sunny weather with light winds from the north. Hotter inland to the north.
High: 24-27

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with northeasterly winds for Marlborough, northerlies in Nelson.
Highs: 24-28

Canterbury
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather. East to northeasterly winds pick up a little in the afternoon, especially near the coast.
Highs: 22-27

West Coast
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, light winds then afternoon sea breezes. Warmest temperatures about inland Buller.
Highs: 22-28

Southland & Otago
A mostly sunny day after any morning cloud clears, light winds then afternoon sea breezes. Hot for inland areas.
Highs: 23-32

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz