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Friday night’s national forecast

The low over the North Island weakens tonight and gets broader meaning it’s energy is not as focused as the past few days, so the weather should calm down a bit although areas of cloud will likely still be about. For the South Island some rain moves into Cantebuty overnight, mainly in the north, the lower south looks calm and frosty.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay Of Plenty
Clear spells and some cloud with light northeasterlies, there could be a rogue isolated shower here and there.
Lows tonight: 3-6

Central North Island
The odd shower clears this evening, clear spells and some cloud overnight with light winds.
Lows tonight: 1-4

Eastern North Island
The odd shower about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne clears overnight, some rain moves in and out of Wairarapa at times. Light winds.
Lows tonight: 3-5

Western North Island
Clear spells with some cloud, east to northeast breezes.
Lows tonight: 4-5

Rain eases later this evening then clears overnight, southerlies ease tending northerly later.
Low tonight: 7-8

Marlborough & Nelson
Rain eases later this evening to the odd shower, southeasterlies ease too.
Lows tonight: 4-5

Cloudy or becoming cloudy overnight for Mid and North Canterbury with areas of drizzle or patchy rain, winds tend southerly. Rain could be heavy for a time about the Kaikoura area For South Canterbury expect clear spells with some cloud at times, mainly in the north of the district.
Lows tonight: -2-3

West Coast
Clear for South Westland, high cloud in the North with a few spots of rain. Light winds.
Lows tonight: 0-4

Southland & Otago
Mainly clear skies tonight, light winds and frosty. Coldest overnight lows inland.
Low tonight: -5-1

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