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Friday night’s national forecast

A low and front combination moves towards the North Island from the Tasman Sea, this will likely bring rain overnight to many areas. The far south of the North Island may escape with just a few spots of rain however. The South Island is fairly dry in the east with a westerly airflow. A front brings showers to Southland, the West Coast and coastal Otago however.

Auckland & Northland
Cloudy with westely winds tending northerly this evening. Rain develops late evening, winds change southwest overnight about Northland with rain easing to showers.
Lows tonight: 9-10

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Cloudy with rain developing around midnight, north to northeasterly winds.
Lows tonight: 6-10

Eastern North Island
High cloud thickens up this evening with light winds, some rain develops overnight. Winds change southwest towards dawn.
Lows tonight: 7-9

Western North Island
The odd spot of rain becoming more persistent this evening, especially about and north of the Manawatu. Northerly winds change southwesterly towards dawn.
Low tonight: 7-8

High cloud with northerly winds, a few spots of rain possible overnight.
Low tonight: 8

High cloud with light northerlies, winds tend west to southwest overnight. High cloud starts to break away near dawn.
Low tonight: 3

High cloud with westerly breezes easing this evening. High cloud clears towards dawn tomorrow morning.
Lows tonight: 2-3

Clear skies with some high cloud, easterlies about the coast east this evening.
Lows tonight: 0-2

West Coast
The odd shower, picking up in intensity overnight for a time. Westerly winds.
Low tonight: 3-4

Coastal Otago
A few showers move through this evening then clear around midnight, cold southwesterly winds ease overnight.
Lows tonight: 3-4

Central Otago
Cloudy areas with the odd brief shower, northwesterlies tend a little more westerly overnight. There may be a few snow flurries to 500m.
Lows tonight: 0-1

Showers with west to northwest winds, snow flurries to 500m. Winds change more southwest overnight with snow lowering to 400m.
Lows tonight: 2-3

Homepage image / Zelda Wynn

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wlikinson –


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