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Friday’s national forecast

It’s a much colder day across Canterbury, but also Southland, Otago, Marlborough, Wellington and Wairarapa as a southerly from the Southern Ocean sweeps through, replacing yesterday’s hot nor’wester.

Showers fade today – as do the cold southerlies. A colder night is on the way for some sheltered southern areas, but a high is rolling back by Saturday bringing warmer, settled, weather to many regions.

Here are the regional forecasts for FRIDAY…

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud. Chance of a morning shower or two but mainly dry.
Highs: 23 to 26

Eastern North Island
Fairly cloudy with colder winds from the south
Highs: 17 to 21

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud with winds from the south to south east.
Highs: 24 to 26

Cold southerlies and passing clouds. Sunnier and much warmer on the Kapiti coast.
High:  16 to 20

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly Sunny.  Colder winds and perhaps more cloud in Marlborough.
Highs: 17 to 19

West Coast
Sunny with southerlies.
Highs: 23

Colder but mostly dry, or becoming dry. Brisk, colder winds from the south to south east – fading out by evening, with northerlies returning overnight and into Saturday.
Highs: 12 to 16

Southland & Otago
A colder start to the day but winds from the southerly quarter fading out. Mostly sunny and certainly not as windy!
Highs: 12 to 17

– (C)



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