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Friday’s national forecast

A low pressure system lies over New Zealand today with two centres either side of the country.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning fog possible then breaking to some sun. Showers develop after midday, some may be heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later in the evening. Light winds.
Highs: 16-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, clearing in the evening. About Taranaki conditions may be mainly dry with some sun, just the chance of a shower in the afternoon. Light south to southwesterly winds die out later in the day.
Highs: 12-15

Eastern North Island
Morning rain about the Wairarapa then easing to showers, drier further north with some sun then showers develop in the afternoon as westerlies tend cool southwest.
High: 14-18

Some morning rain then easing to a few showers, fresh southerly winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and high cloud, southwesterly winds, fresh about the Marlborough coast.
Highs: 13-15

A chance of morning sun then becoming mostly cloudy by midday with cool southwesterly winds, fresh about the coast.
Highs: 10-11

West Coast
Sunny with southerly quarter winds.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, some sun at times mainly inland. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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