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Friday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Mostly sunny with light winds, afternoon sea breezes in coastal areas becoming predominately southwesterly late afternoon from Waikato through to Northland. Some cloud in the morning in the east from Coromandel through to Northland and then later during the afternoon in most places. A few isolated showers may develop late afternoon or evening about the Waikato through to Northland. Cloudy in Gisborne with cool southerlies, dry spells and the odd shower clearing in the afternoon.
HIGHS: 19-20 for most today, Gisborne cooler on 15 however.

Lower North Island

Sunny in most places with light winds, afternoon sea breezes in coastal areas. Some cloud possible morning and night. About the east coast in Hawkes Bay any early showers clear then sunny areas break through during the morning, southerly breezes tend more easterly later. Sunny in Wellington, light northerlies may pick up a little in the evening.
HIGHS: 17-19 degrees, cooler about Hawkes Bay with 15-16.

Upper South Island

Mostly sunny in all areas with light winds. Northeasterly breezes on the east coast and southwesterlies on the West Coast. Some high cloud about later in the day.
HIGHS: 19-20 about most regions, temperatures may reach the mid 20’s in inland areas of Canterbury in the afternoon.

Lower South Island

Mostly sunny with northwesterly breezes and increasing high cloud, winds tend more northeast right on the east coast easing there in the evening. A few showers may spill over into Southland and Central Otago in the evening for a brief time. Drizzle patches about Fiordland turn to rain in the evening with winds more brisk northeasterly there.
HIGHS: 18-20 in most places, a little cooler on the west coast with 14-15 expected.


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