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Friday’s national forecast

Northwesterlies continue for New Zealand today. Heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island, dry and warm out east and for most North Island regions.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny after any morning cloud breaks away, light north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud, a light shower or two in the morning for Kapiti and Taranaki. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-23

Eastern North Island
Sunny with light northwesterlies. Winds may tend northeast for coastal Hawkes Bay in the afternoon.
Highs: 24-30

A mix of sun and cloud, blustery northwesterly winds.
High: 19

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, north to northwesterly winds becoming breezy from midday.
Highs: 21-24

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-24

West Coast
Rain with occasional heavy falls, thunderstorms at times for South Westland. Only showers for Buller. Breezy northerlies.
Highs: 17-19

Southland & Otago
Dry first thing then showers move in late morning for Southland, may be an isolated heavy fall / rumble of thunder. Some sun still breaks through at times. Otago has sunny areas and some high cloud, a few spits or showers develop evening. Northerlies tend northwest around midday.
Highs: 18-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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