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Friday’s national forecast

A front weakens over the North Island today, it will still bring fairly cloudy skies and a few showers for some which gradually clear from the south. Cloud breaks to sunny areas in the afternoon for most South Island regions.

Cloudy periods and the odd sunny spell with light westerlies tending moderate southwest around midday.
Highs: 22-23


Mostly cloudy with west to southwest winds, the odd brief shower possible
early to mid afternoon otherwise dry.
Highs: 21

Bay Of Plenty

Cloudy in the morning with a few brief showers about, sunny spells develop
mid to late afternoon as westerlies tend southerly.
High: 21

Waikato & Central North Island

Showers with westerly winds, showers clear mid afternoon (perhaps late
afternoon about the Waikato) with sunny spells then breaking through. Winds tend
southerly late afternoon.
Highs: 19-21

Eastern North Island

Showers clear the Wairarapa in the morning then further north early
afternoon, sunny spells then develop with cool southerlies. Showers may hang
about the ranges behind Gisborne till evening.
Highs: 17-19


A few spells of rain clear by late morning then becoming mostly sunny
around midday, south to southeasterly winds.
High: 20

Western North Island

Early rain clears then mostly sunny with southerly winds, easing in the
High: 20


Early cloud breaks to sunny spells, brisk cool southerlies ease later in
the evening.
High: 15


Morning cloud with a few light showers clearing then becoming mostly sunny
in the afternoon, light winds tend northerly after midday.
High: 18


Any early cloud clears to mostly sunny weather, southerly winds tend
easterly around midday.
High: 19


Any early showers clear then cloud breaks to sunny spells in the afternoon,
cool southwesterlies ease tending northeast in the evening.
Highs: 16

West Coast

Sunny with light winds, any early cloud Westport northwards clears. Cloud
possible again by evening for most as winds tend light northerly.
Highs: 19-20

Coastal Otago

Sunny areas and some cloud with morning southerly winds tending
northeasterly in the afternoon. Northeasterlies may become a little breezy
keeping temperatures down.
High: 14

Central Otago

Mostly sunny weather with light east to northeast winds.
Highs: 23-24


Mostly sunny weather with east to southeasterly winds.
High: 19

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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