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Friday’s national forecast

An anticyclone brings mainly settled and sunny weather to New Zealand today, just the West Coast of the South Island is a bit cloudier than elsewhere.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny with light winds, tending east to northeast in the afternoon for most. Some cloud at times for Northland. There may be a spot of low cloud of fog overnight for some inland areas.
Highs: 18-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny, light winds tend west to northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-21

Eastern North Island
Sunny, a cool start for inland areas away from the coast then warming up in the afternoon especially inland. Afternoon east to northeasterly winds keep temperatures a little cooler about coastal fringes however still a great day.
Highs: 19-23

Mostly sunny, some cloud drifting through at times. Increasing north to northwesterly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with afternoon north to northwesterly winds, there may be some morning cloud about the Nelson area then breaking to a sunny afternoon.
Highs: 19-24

Sunny and warm weather with light winds tending northwest for most. Just along coastal fringes there is the chance of a sea breeze in the afternoon which could bring the temperature down a tad, mainly about South Canterbury at this stage.
Highs: 20-24

West Coast
Mostly cloudy, chance of a light shower or two. Light northerlies tend northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds for most. There may be a coastal sea breeze for Otago in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-23

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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