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Friday’s national forecast

A dying cold front will be the focus for some unsettled weather today.

The far north and far south of the country can expect a dry and fairly sunny day.  But as you get closer to the middle, the chance for seeing showers goes up, and expected daytime highs go down.

Dry weather with a fair amount of sunshine can be expected for almost the entire North Island during the daylight hours.  As we get into the evening, showers are possible for about the southern half.  The far south of the North Island is expected to be cloudy most of today with a few passing showers.

Auckland, Northland and the Bay of Plenty can expect a plenty of sunshine today with a few clouds bubbling up this afternoon.  Highs should be into the low 20s.  Some mid 20’s are possible about Tauranga.

The rest of the North Island can expect pretty much the same thing.  Except for the fact that a few showers should develop this afternoon and tonight.  The further south you go, the earlier you can expect to see some showers.  So whilst Hamilton may not see showers until after sunset, Napier could be getting wet as early as mid afternoon.  Palmerston North, The Hutt Valley and Wellington could see showers at any point today, including this morning.

On the South Island, the all day chances for showers can be found in the far north.  Showers have already been moving across Nelson and Marlborough early this morning.

The West Coast and Canterbury will also see a few showers this morning.  The precipitation chances start to diminish late this afternoon.

The rest of the South Island is looking at a nice day, although it will be a bit of a cool one.  A decent mix of sunshine and clouds is expected.  But highs will likely only reach the mid and upper teens.

In fact, much of the South Island will see highs in the teens today.  However, Nelson and Blenheim may hit 20.  Dunedin and Timaru may actually struggle to make it above 13.


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