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Friday’s national forecast

Finally calmer weather over the country today as the anticylone that has been sitting in the Tasman Sea for the last while starts to move over the North Island. Temperatures won’t be majorly warm however, sea breezes around much of the country will keep a lid on that from happening.

Mostly sunny with south to southwesterly breezes, winds tend northeast along the east coast in the afternoon.
Highs: 22-24


Chance of a morning shower otherwise expect sunny spells with southwesterly
breezes, easing later in the evening.
Highs: 22-23

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of

Some morning cloud with the chance of a shower about the Central North
Island then expect a mostly sunny afternoon, westerly breezes gradually ease.
The Bay Of Plenty and Waikato can expect a mainly sunny day with morning cloud
Highs: 22-24

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with westerlies easing, east to northeast breezes develop in
the afternoon.
Highs: 23-24

Western North Island

A few morning showers clear then expect sunny spells, morning
northwesterlies then winds tend westerly after midday.
Highs: 20-21


Mostly sunny with light winds in the morning perhaps tending southerly for
a time, northerlies for the afternoon.
High: 20


Sunny with southwesterly breezes, easing during the afternoon perhaps
tending light northerly for a time before dying away in the evening.
High: 22


Sunny with westerly winds at first then easterlies picking up from
Highs: 21-23


Any morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, southerlies at first tend
northeast in the afternoon. Late evening high cloud moves in.
Highs: 19-22

West Coast

Morning showers clear then expect a mostly sunny afternoon, west to
southwest breezes ease away in the evening. High cloud develops about South
Westland later in the day.
High: 17

Coastal Otago

Any early showers clear then sunny areas increase to become mostly sunny by
midday. Cool southwesterlies ease tending northeasterly in the evening at which
point high cloud moves in.
Highs: 16-17

Central Otago

Sunny with some cloud, westerly breezes. High cloud develops in the
Highs: 19-21


Cloudy areas break to afternoon sunny spells, there could be an early
clearing shower. Westerly breezes ease then tend light northerly in the
High: 16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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