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Friday’s national forecast

A front pushes slowly over the upper South Island today while a north to northwesterly airflow lies over the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Sunny spells and increasing cloud. A chance of morning fog about inland areas. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, Taranaki sees mostly cloudy skies from morning with the chance of a shower or two, more likely overnight. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-23


Cloudy with the odd shower or spit of rain, gusty north to northwesterly winds.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy with the odd spot of rain at times, Nelson sees slightly more persistent areas of rain. Gusty north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-21


Some high cloud, a few morning spots of rain clear. Breezy northerlies (strong inland) ease from afternoon.
Highs: 21-23

West Coast

Heavy morning rain then easing to the odd shower around midday as gusty northerlies change lighter southwest. Rain may not ease about Buller till mid afternoon.
Highs: 16-17

Southland & Otago

Sunny areas this morning after any early spots of rain clear, a strong southwest change early to mid afternoon brings a few showers which clear by evening.
Highs: 15-20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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