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Friday night’s national forecast

Areas of rain or drizzle over the North Island and upper South Island tonight, winds generally from the easterly quarter. The lower South Island is clear and calm.

Patchy rain or drizzle, easing overnight and clearing as northeasterly
winds change southwest.
Tonight’s Lows: 17-19


Cloudy with the odd drizzle patch, mainly in the north. Showers becoming a
little more frequent later this evening, once again mainly in northern parts of
Auckland. Brisk northeasterlies ease.
Tonight’s Low: 19

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle about the Bay Of Plenty, mainly dry
elsewhere however showers spreading southwards overnight for most regions.
Easterly breezes.
Tonight’s Lows: 15-19

Eastern North Island

Drizzle patches, turning to rain towards dawn tomorrow about Hawkes Bay and
Gisborne. Easterly breezes.
Tonight’s Lows: 16-17

Western North Island

Cloudy areas with the odd shower, southeasterly breezes. More persistent
rain overnight for Taranaki while clearing up elsewhere around dawn
Tonight’s Lows: 15-17


Occasional rain with light winds, tending easterly or southeasterly
Tonight’s Low: 14


Rain now and then with light winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 14-15


Cloudy with scattered rain, light winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14


High cloud about South and Mid Canterbury, cloudier skies further north.
Easterly quarter winds ease this evening. Overnight a few drizzle patches move
in about the coast north of Banks Peninsula. Expect some rain about the Kaikoura
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

West Coast

Clear skies about Fiordland and South Westland, cloudier further north with
some rain at times north of Greymouth. Sea breezes ease this evening, light
winds overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

Coastal Otago

Mainly clear skies, easterlies ease this evening.
Tonight’s Low: 12

Southland & Central Otago

Mainly clear skies tonight, southerlies ease this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-11

Homepage image / Zleda Wynn

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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