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Friday’s national forecast

A high pressure systems sits in the Tasman Sea today while a southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand. The weather is finally starting to settle down although southern and western parts of the South Island still see cloud, mostly sunny elsewhere after any morning cloud breaks away.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with light winds, tending west to southwest in the afternoon for some.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly sunny with westerly winds, picking up a little in the afternoon. Cloud increases about Taranaki overnight.
Highs: 15-18

Eastern North Island

Any morning cloud clears to sunny skies, southwesterly breezes die out in the evening.
Highs: 18-19


Becoming sunny during the morning, southerlies die out by midday.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with light winds, afternoon northeasterlies for Marlborough.
Highs: 17-19


Sunny with light winds.
High: 16

West Coast

Cloudy areas and a few sunny spells, chance of a shower or two otherwise dry. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-16

Southland & Otago

Mostly cloudy about Southland with brisk westerly winds, chance of a shower or two. Mostly sunny elsewhere with westerly breezes more moderate.
Highs: 13-15

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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