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Friday’s national forecast

Still mostly high pressure covering New Zealand today although it will gradually weaken as a northwesterly airflow builds over the lower South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells and increasing cloud, chance of a shower from afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with a few areas of cloud at times (mainly morning). Light winds for most although coastal Taranaki sees southwesterlies pick up in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-23

Eastern North Island
Any morning cloud breaks away then mainly sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 15-18

Mostly sunny with northerly winds.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon north to northeast breezes.
Highs: 18-22

Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud later in the day, east to northeasterly winds for most although inland about the foothills winds are light.
Highs: 18-23

West Coast
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, rain moves into Fiordland in the evening. Warm afternoon temperatures about inland Buller. Westerly winds.
Highs: 15-23

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud, may be a spot of evening rain for Southland. Widespread rain overnight for Southland with a southwest change. Coastal Otago sees northeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-26

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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