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Friday night’s national forecast

Rain or showers easing across the North Island tonight, winds generally light, eventually tending westerly for most. Meanwhile a cool southerly change sweeps north over the South Island mainly affecting eastern regions bringing showers.

Clear spells with westerly winds, easing this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 14-16


Cloudy periods, a few isolated showers with the odd heavy fall, mostly clearing this evening although one or two showers could continue overnight.
Westerly winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 15-16

Bay Of Plenty

Periods of cloud, a few isolated showers possibly heavy (mainly in the west
of the district) clearing this evening. Light westerlies.
Tonight’s Lows: 15-16

Waikato & Central North Island

Rain about the Central North Island with heavy falls, easing during this
evening. Light winds. Isolated showers, possibly heavy about the Waikato clear
this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 12-13

Eastern North Island

Showers, a period of rain this evening with heavy falls and thunderstorms
possible then easing by midnight. Light winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 14-15

Western North Island

Showers with light southeasterlies tending westerly this evening. About
Taranaki expect cloudy areas with the odd shower, westerlies.
Tonight’s Low: 14


Patchy rain or drizzle, easing overnight. Light winds.
Tonight’s Low: 14

Marlborough & Nelson

Remaining showers clear this evening, a few clear spells could develop
overnight however that does bring the risk of a fog patch or two by dawn. Light
Tonight’s Low: 12-14


Mostly cloudy skies, light easterlies. A few showers about North Canterbury
ease this evening. Overnight showers move into South Cantebrury with southerly
winds, showers move into Mid Canterbury around dawn.
Tonight’s Lows: 12-13

West Coast

Cloudy periods with the odd shower, light southwesterlies.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14

Coastal Otago

Cloudy with the odd shower from later this evening or overnight,
southwesterly winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-11

Central Otago

Cloudy with the odd shower, southerlies.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-9


Cloudy with southerly winds, showers develop overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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