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Friday’s national forecast

High pressure pushes out to the east of the country today, tilting the airflow over northern New Zealand to a sub-tropical northerly. More rain will spread south – and later today and overnight tonight this rain should slide halfway down the South Island.

Meanwhile the lower half of the South Island remains under high pressure with light winds and hot, sunny, weather inland.

Auckland Northland Waikato BOP
Dry at first then showers or downpours develop and Rain with heavy falls moves in. Sub-tropical northerlies. Isolated thunder possible later. Northland has rain already in some areas.
Highs: 21 to 24
Lows: 16 to 20

Western North Island (also Central Plateau)
Dry with showers developing later – Patchy rain moving in late today or tonight with sub-tropical north to north east winds.
Highs: 19 to 22
Low: 14 to 17

Eastern North Island
Dry with showers developing later -Patchy rain or showers spreading down the east coast late with NE winds.
High:  21 to 23
Low: 16 to 18

Clouds thickening and a mainly dry day but rain moving in late, or tonight.
High: 23
Low: 17

Nelson & Marlborough

Clouds thickening and a mainly dry day but rain moving in late, or tonight.
High: 22 or 23
Low: 16

West Coast
A dry day – but tonight Rain slowly spreading south with easterlies. Possible heavy falls.
Highs: 23
Low: 9

Clouds thickening later in the day. Rain possible late at night/overnight. Light winds.
High: 20 to 23
Low: 12 or 13

Southland and Otago
Mostly Sunny and calm/light winds. Warm and sunny inland. A few cloudy areas near the coasts.
Highs: 17 to 25
Lows: 8 to 11



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