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Friday’s national forecast

A west to southwesterly airflow lies over the country today, most regions see showers for a time, the east coast of the North Island remains mostly dry till later this evening.

Auckland & Northland
Patchy showers with northwesterly winds, west to southwest winds freshen late afternoon with showers easing – perhaps a few sunny spells breaking though.
Highs: 18-20

Bay Of Plenty

The odd shower then some rain for a time around midday. Northwesterlies
change westerly late afternoon and showers clear evening.
High: 19

Waikato & Central North Island

Showers develop early in the morning, chance of a heavy fall then easing
mid afternoon onwards and clearing evening. Northwesterly winds tend west to
southwest late afternoon.
Highs: 16-17

Eastern North Island

High cloud in the morning with northwesterly winds, a few showers possible
in the afternoon. Showers more likely about the Wairarapa as southerly winds
move in late afternoon, a higher risk of showers pushes into coastal Hawkes Bay
in the evening.
Highs: 21-22

Western North Island

Spells of rain with west to northwest winds, chance of a thunderstorm
afternoon onwards.
High: 18


Morning sunny areas with northerly winds, showers develop mid afternoon
possibly heavy with thunderstorms as winds tend southerly. Showers ease later in
the evening.
High: 17


Mostly sunny in the morning with light winds, cloud builds around midday. A
few isolated showers possible in the afternoon mainly inland then easing later
in the evening / clearing overnight.
High: 18


Mostly sunny in the morning with light winds, southerlies freshen from mid
afternoon with showers develop. Showers could be heavy with thunderstorms and
hail then easing overnight.
Highs: 19-20


Some morning rain near the coast, light winds. Southerlies freshen in this
afternoon with showers again possibly heavy. A risk of thunderstorms and hail
Banks Peninsula northwards then easing later in the evening / overnight.
High: 15

West Coast

Sunny spells with southwesterlies freshening towards midday, chance of an
isolated shower about (especially Hokitika northwards) then clearing
High: 14
Tonight’s Lows: 5-6

Coastal Otago

Showers develop towards midday (a risk of small hail) then clear by
evening, fresh cool southwesterlies.
High: 11

Central Otago

Occasional showers, some small hail possible then clearing late afternoon
with sunny spells increasing. Cool southwesterlies.
Highs: 11-13


Morning showers, briefly heavy at times with hail, easing afternoon and
clearing by evening. Cool southwesterlies tend northwest overnight.
High: 11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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