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Friday’s national forecast

A ridge brings a settled period of weather over the country today although a northwest airflow builds over the South Island later in the day with showers later on the West Coast.

Auckland & Northland
Cloudy periods at first with the risk of a shower, sunny spells increase from midday. Brisk southwesterlies ease in the evening.
High: 15-16

Bay Of Plenty

Sunny with southwesterlies easing in the evening.
Highs: 14-15

Waikato & Central North Island

Mostly sunny with southwesterly winds, easing in the evening. Overnight
cloud develops in the west.
Highs: 11-14

Eastern North Island

Sunny with light southwesterlies dying out early on, overnight high
High: 14-15


Mostly sunny with breezy southwesterlies, easing in the evening. Cloud
thickens overnight.
High: 14

Western North Island

Sunny with light northwesterlies, late evening cloud moves in.
High: 14


Sunny with light winds, northerlies increase from afternoon. Overnight
High: 12


Sunny with light southwesterlies, late high cloud.
High: 14


Sunny with light winds, late high cloud.
Highs: 12-13

Sunny with
light southwesterlies dying out in the morning, late afternoon or evening high

High: 11

West Coast

A few morning sunny spells, becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon with
westerly winds, overnight showers.
High: 11

Coastal Otago

Sunny areas and some high cloud developing from midday. Westerly winds ease
in the morning to light winds PM. Overnight spots of rain possible.
High: 12

Central Otago

Mostly sunny after a cold start, northwesterly winds. High cloud increases
from midday then spots of rain develop in the west later in the evening. Dry out
High: 8


Cloudy periods with breezy northwesterlies, the odd brief spit possible
from midday otherwise mainly dry. Overnight rain with a westerly change.
High: 11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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