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Friday’s national forecast

A ridge brings mainly settled conditions today in the north meanwhile a weak front pushes northwards over the South Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, a shower or two may clip northern parts of Northland during the day then overnight some eastern areas like eastern Northland, Great Barrier Island and Coromandel may see a shower or two also. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early cloud clears then mostly sunny with west to northwest winds tending southeasterly in the evening.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island
A mostly sunny day with afternoon easterlies. Cloud increases overnight bringing a chance of drizzle.
Highs: 20-22

Mostly sunny with northerlies, an evening Southerly may bring some cloud.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson
Mainly sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon easterlies for Marlborough while winds tend northerly in the afternoon about Nelson. A southeast change later in the evening may bring some cloud.
Highs: 19-21

A mainly sunny morning then afternoon southerlies bring increasing cloud, late afternoon / evening drizzle possible more so inland about the foothills.
High: 19

West Coast
Sunny spells with west to southwesterly winds, chance of a morning shower mainly about Fiordland.
Highs: 16-22

Southland & Otago
Chance of a morning shower with a southwest change then sunny areas increase from afternoon, southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Highs: 13-18

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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