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Friday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow lies over the country today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas with breezy to brisk southwesterly winds. Sun may break through at times especially about the Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 15-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and a shower or two possible, clearing in the evening. Breezy southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-15

Eastern North Island
Dry at first with some sun, a few showers move into Wairarapa late morning with a southwest change. Showers move further north late afternoon or evening then clearing overnight.
Highs: 14-16

Dry at first, risk of a shower from late morning as a fresh southerly change moves in. Some sun breaks through at times.
High: 13-14

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny then some cloud from afternoon as westerlies tend easterly. Southwesterlies for Nelson.
Highs: 16-18

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, mid level cloud nearer the coast with a few showers out on Banks Peninsula (clearing evening). Southwesterly winds, brisk about the coast then dying out in the evening.
Highs: 12-13

West Coast
Mostly cloudy Greymouth northwards with a few showers, clearing evening. Sunnier conditions further south. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-14

Southland & Otago
Morning showers clear, sunny areas breaks through from afternoon. Breezy southwesterlies die out in the evening, winds strong about the coast in the morning.
Highs: 12-14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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