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Friday’s national forecast

Mainly settled over the North Island today under a ridge of high pressure, an easterly airflow over Northland may bring a shower or two however. Chance of a shower about a few inland areas too late afternoon / evening. The South Island sees a northwesterly airflow increase, winds still east to northeast right on the east coast however.

Mostly cloudy skies with easterly winds, chance of a light shower mainly in the east.
Highs: 21-22


Sunny areas and some high cloud, east to northeast winds.
High: 22

Bay Of Plenty

Morning cloud breaking to sunny spells, east to northeasterly winds.
High: 21


Morning cloud breaking to mostly sunny weather this afternoon, light east to northeast winds.
High: 23

Central North Island

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, light winds. Chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening south of the Lake Taupo area.
Highs: 24

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with east to northeasterly winds, picking up a little this afternoon near the coast.
Highs: 22-23

Western North Island

Any morning cloud breaks away then mostly sunny with light winds, afternoon sea breezes near coastal areas. There could be an isolated shower or two late afternoon / evening about some inland areas, possibly heavy.
Highs: 21-24


Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells then becoming mostly sunny this afternoon, north to northwesterly winds.
High: 20


Mostly sunny, afternoon northerly winds.
Highs: 22-24


Mostly sunny weather, light winds this morning then afternoon northeasterlies. Chance of a late afternoon / evening isolated shower.
Highs: 27-28


Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, easterly winds near the coast. Northwesterlies inland with hot temperatures.
Highs: 24-29

West Coast

Cloudy areas south of Hokitika with sunny spells further north, drizzle at times about Fiordland. Northerly winds. Cloud thickens in the evening about North Westland.
Highs: 18-22

Coastal Otago

Any morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, northeasterly winds.
High: 24

Central Otago

Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud, northwesterly winds picking up a little from afternoon. Chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening in the east.
Highs: 26-30


Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, northerly winds.
Highs: 27-28

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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