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Friday’s national forecast

A weak area of low pressure including a couple of frontal zones sits over the North Island today while a northeasterly airflow lies over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Rain, possibly heavy with thunderstorms then easing later in the afternoon or evening. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Rain with heavy falls possible, breezy Easterly winds.
Highs: 21-22

Eastern North Island

Rain, heavy at times with breezy Easterly winds.
Highs: 20-23


Cloudy with drizzle from morning then rain after midday, Easterlies freshen.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy with the odd drizzle patch then evening rain (rain may be heavy). Southeasterly winds freshen.
High: 21-23


Mostly cloudy, some drizzle possible from afternoon. Freshening easterly winds.
High: 20

West Coast

Mainly sunny weather, some high cloud spreads down from the north later in the day. Some overnight rain possible about Buller. Light winds.
Highs: 23-26

Southland & Otago

Mainly sunny weather, some cloud at times about coastal Otago. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-25

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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