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Friday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow eases today as a large high sits in the Tasman Sea pushing in in the form of a ridge later in the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Fairly cloudy with a few light showers or drizzle patches, some sun may break through during the afternoon although the odd light shower may continue through the night. Morning cloud about the Bay Of Plenty breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon. Winds from the west or southwest.
Highs: 16-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

A cloudy morning, perhaps a light shower or two then sunny areas increase from afternoon. Light winds.
Highs: 12-16

Eastern North Island

Sunny to start then around midday winds tend southerly bringing increasing cloud and the chance of a drizzle patch.
Highs: 13-16


Cloudy areas with light southeasterly winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Some sun to start the day then cloud increases, winds are light.
Highs: 12-13


Any morning drizzle clears then sunny spells break through from afternoon, light winds.
High: 11

West Coast

The odd light shower or drizzle patch about Buller, gradually easing and becoming drier before clearing in the evening. A sunny spell or two may sneak through from late afternoon. Further south along the West Coast conditions are drier with sunny areas breaking through from morning.
Highs: 11-13

Southland & Otago

Mainly sunny after any morning cloud clears, perhaps a touch of high cloud at times during the day. Winds are light.
Highs: 9-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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