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Friday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow increases over the South Island today ahead of a front in the Tasman Sea, temperatures in the east will likely get quite hot in some areas. For the North Island a ridge of high pressure keeps conditions fairly settled, some cloud and drizzle still affects Northland however.

Fairly cloudy with easterly breezes, morning drizzle eases
then mostly clears by afternoon. Chance of a few further drizzle patches again in the evening, mainly in the east.
Highs: 22-24


Sunny spells with east to northeast breezes, cloud thickens towards dawn
the next morning.
High: 26

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny after any early cloud burns away, north to northeasterly
winds. Overnight cloud thickens.
Highs: 24-28

Eastern North Island

Sunny with east to northeast breezes, northwesterlies push through
Wairarapa later in the afternoon then further north later in the evening.
Highs: 25-28

Western North Island

Sunny spells with light northwesterlies in the morning then afternoon
westerly breezes. Any morning low cloud burns away. Overnight cloud
Highs: 24-28


Sunny spells with northerly breezes, any morning low cloud burns
High: 22

Sunny with a little
high cloud after morning low cloud burns away, light winds at first then
afternoon northerly breezes.

Highs: 23-24


Sunny with some high cloud after morning low cloud burns away, light winds
at first then northwesterlies pick up a little in the afternoon.
Highs: 28-31


Sunny areas with high cloud after morning low cloud burns away,
northeasterly winds near the coast and northwesterlies inland. Northwesterlies
push through to the coast in the evening. Temperatures inland during the day
will be quite hot for some.
Highs: 27-34

West Coast

Sunny spells and increasing cloud, drizzle about Fiordland turns to rain in
the afternoon. Rain then moves north reaching North Westland overnight. West to
northwest winds.
Highs: 20-23

Coastal Otago

High cloud with northeasterly breezes, chance of a brief spit late
afternoon. Winds tend northwest in the evening with high cloud then
Highs: 21-22

Central Otago

Thick high cloud with increasing northerly winds, brief rain moves through
late afternoon or evening then clears with winds changing more WNW.
Highs: 23-25


Cloudy with northeasterly winds, some brief rain early afternoon then
clearing as winds change northwest. Cloud breaks up late afternoon or
Highs: 23-24

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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