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Friday’s national forecast

A series of fronts lies over the country today, connecting these fronts is an area of low pressure to the south of New Zealand and Tropical Cyclone Oma well to the north.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with a few showers or spits of rain, some heavy rain moves into Northland from afternoon (especially northern Northland). Rain eases at night perhaps clearing. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 23-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A fairly cloudy day with areas of rain, overnight rain may become persistent for a time as northwesterly winds change southwest.
Highs: 20-24

Eastern North Island
Plenty of high cloud, there may be the odd spot of rain more so about Wairarapa. Some persistent rain for a time about Wairarapa later in the evening / overnight. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 26-28

Mostly cloudy with a few showers, more so from midday. Gusty north to northwesterly winds.
High: 23

Marlborough & Nelson
Areas of cloud, the odd spit from afternoon. Rain may becoming persistent for a time late in the evening (more so about the outer sounds but possible elsewhere) then clearing overnight. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 24-28

Some high cloud then northwesterlies change southerly in the afternoon bringing in some mid level cloud. Risk of a shower from afternoon otherwise conditions should be mainly dry.
Highs: 24-30

West Coast
Morning rain then the odd shower and sunny spells break through from afternoon as northerly winds change west to southwest.
Highs: 19-21

Southland & Otago
Early rain about Southland eases to sunny spells and the odd shower, westerlies freshen in the afternoon becoming gusty near the coast. Otago sees morning showers then becoming mostly sunny after midday, west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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