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Friday’s national forecast

A low slowly brews in the Tasman Sea and approaches the west of the country today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Areas of thickening high cloud after any early fog clears, chance of a shower or two late afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry. The Bay Of Plenty sees morning showers clear, high cloud from afternoon. Light west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

High cloud thickens and lowers during the day, chance of a shower from afternoon. Winds from the west or northwest. The Central North Island has a fairly cloudy day, perhaps a shower or two especially morning.
Highs: 20-22

Eastern North Island

High cloud with some sun at times, north to northwesterly winds. A few spots of rain may pass over in the afternoon. Showers move into the Wairarapa overnight with a southerly change.
Highs: 24-25


Thickening high cloud with the odd shower possible from afternoon. Breezy northwesterly winds change southerly overnight bringing showers.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Thick high cloud with north to northwesterly winds, overnight showers with a southeasterly change.
Highs: 19-23


Plenty of high cloud with some sun possible, light winds change southerly in the afternoon. Cloud increases in the evening with the odd shower or drizzle patch moving in.
Highs: 17-21

West Coast

Cloud or becoming cloudy in the morning, showers from late afternoon or evening. Light northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Southland & Otago

Becoming mostly cloudy this morning about Southland as southwesterly winds freshen, chance of a shower from afternoon. Sunny areas and some high cloud about Otago then cloud moves in from afternoon as light winds tend southwest.
Highs: 14-21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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