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Friday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, easing in the evening and long dry spells developing. Fresh southwesterly winds ease later in the day.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with a few showers, long dry spells developing in the evening. West to southwesterly winds, breezy about coastal areas.
Highs: 12-15

Eastern North Island
Showers develop about Wairarapa in the morning then spread into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in the afternoon with a southwest change. Some sun before showers move in, showers clear in the evening.
Highs: 16-18

Morning cloud, risk of a shower then sunny spells develop in the afternoon. Light southerlies for a time.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny spells for Marlborough, light winds tend onshore in the afternoon. Mostly sunny about Nelson with southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Morning cloud then mostly sunny, light winds.
Highs: 15-17

West Coast
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, showers more likely north of about Hokitika and about Fiordland. Parts of South Westland may have long dry spells. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-14

Southland & Otago
A few morning showers about Southland (less likely about Otago but still the chance of a shower in the morning) then afternoon sunny spells break through. Westerly winds, gusty about coastal areas.
Highs: 12-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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