Friday's national forecast


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Mainly anticyclonic for New Zealand today yet again bringing more settled weather, still plenty of morning cloud about for some. A front approaches to the west moving onto the lower South Island overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud in the west breaks away, mostly sunny otherwise. Light west to southwest winds for most, afternoon northerlies for the Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 23-29

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Plenty of morning cloud, perhaps a drizzle patch for Kapiti then sunny areas increase from afternoon. Light winds then afternoon westerlies.
Highs: 22-26

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, afternoon easterlies.
Highs: 25-26

Wellington
A mostly cloudy morning then sunny areas increase from afternoon, northerly winds.
High: 21

Marlborough & Nelson
Any morning cloud clears then mainly sunny, afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 24-29

Canterbury
Morning cloud breaks then expect sunny areas and increasing high cloud, east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 25-29

West Coast
Sunny spells with light winds. Cloud thickens about Fiordland in the afternoon bringing light showers then turning to rain later in the evening (heavy overnight).
Highs: 20-28

Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, overnight rain for Southland as northerlies change southwest. Northeasterlies build about coastal Otago.
Highs: 26-33

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz