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Friday’s national forecast

Cold southwesterlies lie over the country today, showers affect most eastern parts and the west of the North Island for a time mainly this morning. The West Coast of the South Island is the best place to be, becoming mostly sunny this morning.

Periods of cloud and a few sunny spells, a few brief showers pass through in the afternoon as southwesterlies freshen.
High: 17-18


Cloudy spells with a few morning showers, brisk southwesterly winds. There
may be a brief sunny spell or two from afternoon.
High: 16

Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells with breezy west to southwesterly winds.

High: 19

Central North Island & Waikato

Morning patchy showers or drizzle, clearing around midday then sunny spells
increase as westerlies change southwest.
Highs: 16-17

Eastern North Island

Sunny at first, southwesterlies freshen early on about the Wairarapa
bringing showers. Southwesterlies and showers move into Hawkes Bay by midday
then into Gisborne mid afternoon. Showers ease in the evening for most by not in
Gisborne till overnight.
Highs: 14-16


A period of morning showers then clearing around midday as southwesterlies
change southeast, sunny spells break through after showers clear.
High: 15

Western North Island

Showers from early morning as southwesterlies freshen, clearing around
midday with sunny spells breaking through.
High: 12


Occasional showers, mainly morning with strong southerly winds. Skies
mostly cloudy for the day although a few sunny spells may break through from
High: 12


Southwesterlies freshen early in the morning bringing some cloud and the
chance of a shower then mostly sunny, southwesterlies ease later in the
High: 16


Winds change fresh southwest early in the morning bringing showers and a
risk of hail, snow flurries to 600m too then clearing around midday. Sunny
spells then increase.
High: 14


Showers with a risk of hail and snow flurries to 400m clearing early
afternoon then cloud starts to break, strong cold southwesterlies ease later in
the day. Showers more persistent nearer the coast with only the odd fall inland,
South Canterbury may remain dry.
High: 12

West Coast

Mostly sunny with south to southwesterly winds easing during the day.
Highs: 15-16

Coastal Otago

Showers and a risk of hail (snow to 300m) clearing around midday, brisk
cold SW winds ease later. Cloud breaks late afternoon or evening.
High: 11-12

Central Otago

Showers with a risk of hail (odd snow flurry to 300m) clearing by midday,
becoming moslty sunny in the afternoon. Cold southwesterlies ease later in the
High: 12


Showers with a risk of hail (snow to 300m) clearing by midday, sunny spells
develop in the afternoon. Cold southwesterlies ease later in the day.
High: 12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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