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Friday’s national forecast

A front pushes northwards over the South Island during today bringing rain in the west and dry hot weather out east for most. Northerlies for the North Island with the aforementioned front moving into the southwest overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Some cloud about eastern Bay Of Plenty may deliver a shower or two during the day. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 24-29

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, the odd light shower develops about Taranaki and Kapiti in the afternoon then becoming widespread later in the evening / overnight. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-27

Eastern North Island
Sunny areas and some high cloud, northerly winds pick up in the afternoon, perhaps tending northeast for a time right on the coastal fringe about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Highs: 26-30

Increasing cloud, a shower or two from late afternoon or evening. North to northwesterly winds become blustery from afternoon.
High: 23

Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud with north to northwesterly winds picking up from afternoon, rain moves into Nelson late morning then spreads into Marlborough late afternoon / evening before clearing overnight.
Highs: 22-26

High cloud with some sun at times, northerlies tend breezy northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 26-30

West Coast
Heavy rain spreads northwards along the coast during the morning, easing from afternoon to showers as northeasterlies change northwest. Rain doesn’t get heavy about Buller till afternoon then easing there in the evening.
Highs: 19-22

Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas for Southland, any early showers clear then in the afternoon further showers move through as northeast winds change gusty westerly. Overnight rain moves in. Otago sees any early spots of rain clear then becoming mostly sunny, northeast winds tend northwest around midday. In the evening a southwest change may bring a few showers.
Highs: 23-28

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Guest on 20/02/2020 10:36pm

doesn’t the north island get any tropical rain these days…..wheres the tropical lows and AUSSIE moans!!!!!!!!!

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