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Friday’s national forecast

An anticyclone covers New Zealand today, remnants from a southerly change on Thursday evening brings a mostly cloudy day for the eastern South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud (and the chance of a light shower) breaks to sunny spells, showers possible late afternoon / evening about the Waikato and perhaps inland Bay Of Plenty. Showers may become heavy with a risk of thunderstorms. Light winds and sea breezes.
Highs: 26-30

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds. Late afternoon / evening isolated showers possible, some may be heavy then clearing at night.
Highs: 27-30

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, late afternoon / evening a few isolated showers develop inland about the ranges. Showers may become heavy then clearing later on. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 26-27

Chance of a light shower or drizzle patch, mainly this morning then some afternoon sun. Southerly winds.
High: 21-22

Marlborough & Nelson
A mostly sunny morning then cloud builds from afternoon, late afternoon / evening isolated showers develop especially inland then easing later on. East to southeasterly winds for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 24-25

Mostly cloudy with the odd light shower or drizzle patch, especially in the morning. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-22

West Coast
Mostly sunny after any morning cloud breaks away, light west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 24-32

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather for Southland, central Otago sees any morning drizzle clear then afternoon sunny spells break through. Coastal Otago has a mostly cloudy day, a chance of some brief afternoon sun at times. A shower or drizzle patch also, mainly in the morning. Light east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-30

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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