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Friday night’s national forecast

Our large low pressure system stays with us tonight, just east of the North Island. The lower North Island, then southern and eastern South Island areas will cop the main weather features tonight. A chance of snow to sea level by dawn in Canterbury.

Northland, Auckland
Cloudy spells with breezy southwesterlies. The odd shower at times especially mid way through the night and towards dawn.
Lows tonight: 7-8

Bay Of Plenty & Waikato
Mainly clear skies tonight, the Waikato could see a shower this evening however. Southwesterlies.
Lows tonight: 2-5

Central North Island
Cloudy spells with cold southwesterlies, the odd shower and snow flurry to 600m possible at times mainly south of Lake Taupo about the Central Plateau.
Lows tonight: 1-3

Hawkes Bay & Gisborne
Mostly cloudy with gusty cool southwesterly winds, chance of the odd showers at times with the odd snow flurry 700 to 800m higher up in the ranges.
Lows tonight: 4-6

Rain or wintry showers with cold southwesterlies, snow flurries to 500m. By dawn precipitation gets heavier.
Lows tonight: 3-6

Western North Island
Cloudy periods with the odd shower, long dry spells possible too. Snow flurries at times to 500m. Skies clearer north of Taranaki.
Low tonight: 4-5

Showers with strong southerlies, gale force at times. Snow to 500m.
Lows tonight: 5-6

Clear spells and some cloud with southwesterly breezes. Cloud develops later in the night with showers and snow to 500m by dawn.
Lows tonight: 2-3

Cloudy periods with cold south to southwest winds, rain develops during the night with snow to 400m.
Lows tonight: 1-3

Wintry showers with snow showers above 200m, cold south to southwest winds. Overnight snow becoming heavier and the snow level may lower to sea level by dawn.
Lows tonight: 0-2

West Coast
Some cloud with southeasterlies.
Lows tonight: 2-4

Coastal Otago
Wintry showers, chance of sea level snow at times. Cold southwesterlies.
Lows tonight: 0-3

Central Otago
Cloudy spells, chance of a snow flurry or two.
Lows tonight: -2–3

Wintry showers with very cold southeasterly winds. Snow flurries likely to 100m but possible to sea level at times.
Low tonight: -1-0


LM on 21/06/2013 11:16am

It’s been light winds down here tonight and definitely not from the SE.

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