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Friday’s national forecast

A brisk to strong westerly airflow lies over the country today, fairly cloudy in the west and mainly sunny in the east. A few showers on the West Coast of the South Island turn to rain later in the day, a few showers then some late / overnight rain gradually moving into the far south.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly cloudy with Sou’West winds, sunny areas likely about the Bay Of Plenty with westerlies picking up there in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Sunny areas and increasing cloud, west to northwesterly winds becoming gusty in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-18

Eastern North Island

Sunny with light northwesterly winds, northwesterlies gusty about the Wairarapa and perhaps southern Hawkes Bay.
Highs: 23-25


Mostly sunny with brisk to strong northwesterly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with some high cloud. West to northwesterly winds, breezy from afternoon.
Highs: 24-26


Sunny with northwesterly winds, gusty about inland areas. Late high cloud.
Highs: 23-24

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with increasing westerly winds, the odd light shower mainly about South Westland then turning to rain late afternoon or evening. Rain spreads into North Westland overnight.
High: 15

Southland & Otago

Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, a few afternoon showers move in as strong northwesterly winds change southwest. Showers don’t reach coastal Otago till later in the evening. Some overnight rain for most.
Highs: 17-21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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