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Friday’s national forecast

A strong northeasterly airflow covers the country yet again today as a low moves into the Tasman Sea and a high pressure system lies out east of New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean. Expect rain or showers mainly for western parts of the country.

Rain with strong northeasterlies, a risk of gales about exposed areas especially in the east. Rain may be heavy at times in the east.
Highs: 16-17


Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, mainly in the north. Rain moves in late
afternoon or evening. Strong northeasterly winds gale force about exposed
High: 16

Bay Of Plenty

Occasional showers or drizzle, overnight rain. Brisk to strong
Highs: 16

Waikato & Central North Island

Cloudy spells with the chance of a shower, mainly dry about the Central
North Island. Rain moves in overnight about the Waikato. Brisk
Highs: 13-16

Eastern North Island

Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, breezy northeasterlies.
High: 16-17


Occasional showers, strong northeasterly winds possibly gusting to gale
force at times in coastal areas.
High: 15

Western North Island

Sunny areas and some high cloud, easterly winds. Rain moves in
High: 16-17


Cloudy periods with the odd shower, breezy northeasterly winds.
High: 14


Rain with heavy falls at times, brisk to strong northeasterlies.
Highs: 13-14


Periods of rain with strong northeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-14


Thick high cloud, a few brief spells of rain at times (mainly afternoon).
Breezy northeasterlies.
High: 14

West Coast

Rain with heavy falls from afternoon then easing overnight. Brisk to strong
northeasterly winds.
High: 13-14

Coastal Otago

Mostly cloudy with breezy northeasterlies, a few morning showers pass
High: 13

Central Otago

Plenty of high cloud with northeasterlies, a few brief spells of rain at
times (mainly in the west).
High: 11


Plenty of high cloud, a few spots of morning rain clear. Northeasterly
Highs: 13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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