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Friday’s national forecast

A brisk westerly airflow lies over the country today bringing showers to most western regions, in the east conditions are a little drier but watch for southerlies pushing up the South Island’s east coast in the evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Occasional showers with breezy westerly winds, a burst of rain overnight with hail possible.
Highs: 13-14

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Morning showers possibly heavy then easing, the odd sunny spell in the afternoon. Overnight showers become heavy with a risk of hail. Brisk westerly winds.
Highs: 10-13

Eastern North Island

Morning cloud with a spot of rain possible then becoming sunny by midday, overnight rain spreads from the west. Breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16


Morning rain eases to showers and sunny areas, further rain overnight. Breezy northwesterly winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

A few morning showers clear then becoming sunny around midday, breezy northwesterly winds. Showers push into the Nelson area again during the afternoon and evening.
Highs: 12-14


A few morning showers clearing, sunny in the afternoon. Further showers by evening as southwesterlies pick up again. Evening showers may contain hail, snow lowers to 300m overnight.
High: 12

West Coast

Cloudy with showers, some may be heavy at times with a risk of hail. Snow flurries about Fiordland to 300m and 600m further north, snow lowering further north to 400m by evening. Breezy westerly winds.
Highs: 9-10

Southland & Otago

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower then some rain towards midday which then clears, a chance of some afternoon sun. Overnight showers move in again with small hail and snow flurries to 300m as northwesterlies change southwest.
Highs: 6-7

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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