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Friday night’s national forecast

An anticyclone in the Tasman Sea is slowly edging closer to the country but the current southwesterly airflow isn’t done with us yet, although it is easing. Frosty for many areas tonight especially inland for both islands.

Occasional showers possibly heavy at times then easing overnight and retreating mainly to western coastal areas. Brisk southwesterlies ease later this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 6-7


Occasional showers possibly heavy at times then clearing after midnight.
Brisk southwesterlies ease later this evening, winds tend lighter southerly
Tonight’s Low: 4

Bay Of Plenty

Mainly clear skies, southwesterlies ease this evening.
Tonight’s Low: 2-3

Waikato & Central North Island

Remaining showers clearing the Waikato this evening, any cloud elsewhere
clearing this evening too then expect clear skies, southwesterly winds
Tonight’s Lows: -2-0

Eastern North Island

Showers clearing this evening for the Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay, clearing
Gisborne overnight. Southwesterly winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 2-4


Some cloud with the odd shower clearing this evening, mainly clear skies
overnight as southerlies tend more southeast.
Tonight’s Lows: 2-5

Western North Island

Mainly clear with a few clouds about, light west to southwest winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 0-1


Periods of cloud and the odd shower from later this evening, brisk
southerly winds easing tomorrow around dawn.
Tonight’s Low: 6


Clear skies with light southwesterlies.
Tonight’s Low: 0


Mainly clear skies tonight, southwesterly winds. About southern Marlborough
areas of cloud and the odd shower clearing this evening.
Tonight’s Low: -2


Cloudy areas with any remaining showers clearing this evening,
southwesterlies ease. Cloud breaking up overnight.
Tonight’s Low: -2

West Coast

Mainly clear skies tonight, any cloud and showers north of about Greymouth
clearing this evneing. Light winds.
Tonight’s Low: 1

Coastal Otago

Cloudy periods, breaking up overnight. West to southwest winds.
Tonight’s Low: 6

Central Otago

Areas of cloud breaking away overnight, light southwesterlies.
Tonight’s Lows: -1-0


Cloudy periods and the odd shower about, westerly winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 6-7

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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