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Friday’s national forecast

A north to northwesterly airflow lies over the North Island today, gradually increasing then a front moves through overnight. For the South Island a low in the Tasman Sea moves closer during the day bringing unsettled weather for most apart from the lower south.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly cloudy, the odd shower with dry spells too. Rain moves in from evening. Northerly winds.
Highs: 21-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly cloudy with the odd patchy shower, dry periods at times. Evening rain moves into Taranaki. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island

Plenty of high cloud, some brief sun possible now and then. A few early spots of rain clear. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-26


Areas of rain, breezy north to northwesterly winds.
High: 16

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy, the odd shower then areas of rain move in during the evening becoming heavy later on. Northerly winds.
High: 20


The odd patchy shower then rain moves in late afternoon, possibly heavy from evening. Southerly winds.
High: 15

West Coast

Mostly cloudy, the odd shower about the Glaciers northwards then turning to rain in the afternoon with heavy falls by evening. Light winds gradually freshen from the south later in the day. Fiordland sees sunny areas and some high cloud.
Highs: 16-17

Southland & Otago

Mostly cloudy although some brief sun is possible now and then, chance of a shower or two about Southland otherwise fairly dry. Otago sees a dry morning then showers from afternoon. South to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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