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Friday’s national forecast

A ridge lies over the North Island today, expect a northwesterly airflow further south with a front moving onto the lower South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, low risk of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening, mainly dry otherwise. Light winds in the morning then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 23-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud from afternoon, light winds in the morning then afternoon west to northwest winds. May be a brief shower for Taranaki early afternoon otherwise mainly dry.
Highs: 22-25

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, there may be a few early showers about Gisborne. Northeasterlies for the Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay, winds tend southeast about Gisborne then northeast there in the evening.
Highs: 20-23

Sunny areas and some high cloud, breezy northerly winds.
High: 22

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds for Marlborough. Southwesterlies tend northerly around midday for Nelson.
Highs: 25-29

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterlies for most however winds tending northeasterly about the coast.
Highs: 26-29

West Coast
Mostly cloudy, there may be a shower or two about. Some rain moves into Fiordland during the afternoon. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-23

Southland & Otago
Thick high cloud about Southland with a spot of rain possible then a few showers from afternoon as northwest winds change southwest. Further north into Otago there may be a spot of rain in the morning then sunny areas breaking through high cloud in the afternoon, northwesterlies change southwest late afternoon or evening bringing the risk of a brief shower otherwise staying fairly dry.
Highs: 22-25

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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