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Friday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow weakens over the country today while high pressure pushes in from the Tasman Sea, a weak front moves onto the lower South Island in the afternoon.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Cloud with a few showers in the morning then clearing early afternoon to sunny spells. Breezy southwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Any morning showers clear then sunny spells increase, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds die out later in the day.
Highs: 17-20

Eastern North Island

Any early showers clear then sunny spells increase, cool southwesterly winds. Temperatures coolest about the Wairarapa.
Highs: 15-19


Any early cloud clears then becoming mostly sunny, breezy southerly winds.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson

Mainly sunny with light winds tending east to northeast in the afternoon, cold inland to start the day.
Highs: 17-19


Sunny or becoming sunny early in the morning, chance of a frost to start the day for inland areas. Southwesterly winds ease becoming light in the afternoon. Overnight cloud moves in with a chance of drizzle.
Highs: 14-16

West Coast

Sunny with light winds, tending southwest.
High: 18-20

Southland & Otago

Any early cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, risk of a frost to start the day for inland areas. During the afternoon Sou’West winds pick up, first about Southland then gradually for Otago bringing cloud and a few patchy showers which then clear later on.
Highs: 14-17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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