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Friday night’s national forecast

Strong northwesterlies lie over the South Island and lower North Island yet again tonight, a front is starting to close in south of the country and will be the front that will finally bring these strong northwesterlies to an end later tomorrow.

Cloudy areas increase this evening, a few showers develop in the far north slowly moving southwards during this evening. Northerlies.
Tonight’s Lows: 14-15


Cloud increases this evening, the odd shower from later this evening. North
to northeasterly winds.
Tonight’s Low: 14

Bay Of Plenty

Cloudy with northerly winds, the odd light shower possible. Showers more
likely overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 13

Waikato & Central North Island

Cloud or becoming cloudy this evening, northerly winds with the odd light
shower possible then some rain moves in overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-13

Eastern North Island

Mainly clear skies with northwesterlies, northwesterlies pick up a little
overnight mainly about the Wairarapa where they could be strong at times.
Tonight’s Low: 13


Cloudy with gusty northerlies, the odd shower then rain moves in later this
evening / overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14

Western North Island

Cloud increasing this evening, the odd light shower possible overnight.
About Kapiti the odd shower possible from this evening. Northwesterly
Tonight’s Low: 13


Mostly cloudy with strong northwesterlies gusting to gale force at times,
the odd brief shower possible more so overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 13


Mostly cloudy with some rain for a time this evening then mostly clearing
overnight, breezy to brisk northerlies.
Tonight’s Low: 11


Strong gusty northwesterlies with some high cloud, a few spells of rain
possible this evening.
Tonight’s Low: 12


Mainly clear with some high cloud, gusty north to northwesterly
Tonight’s Lows: 10-12

West Coast

Cloudy with some rain, heavy at times about South Westland with
thunderstorms. Gusty north to northwesterly winds. Rain becoming heavier about
South Westland around dawn tomorrow.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

Coastal Otago

Mainly clear skies with gusty northerlies easing this evening.
Tonight’s Low: 10

Central Otago

Cloud and some rain about the Southern Lakes area and west of there, dry
further east. Gusty northwesterlies.
Tonight’s Lows: 6-7


Mainly clear skies with strong gusty northwesterlies this evening, cloud
increases overnight with some rain creeping in.
Tonight’s Low: 8

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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