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Friday’s national forecast

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today. An east to southeasterly airflow around this high brings the odd shower to some east / northeastern parts of the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light east to southeasterly winds. Some cloud about a few eastern areas like Coromandel, Great Barrier Island and eastern Northland may bring a shower or two at times.
Highs: 20-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds, some cloud for northern Taranaki.
Highs: 18-24

Eastern North Island

Early cloud clears Wairarapa then mostly sunny, cloud breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon for Hawkes Bay. Gisborne has the odd light shower, easing during the day then clearing in the evening. Southerlies tend southeast in the afternoon then easterly by evening.
Highs: 18-20


Sunny with light east to southeast winds.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, afternoon east to northeast winds for Marlborough. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 20-22


Sunny, east to northeasterly winds freshen in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-23

West Coast

Mostly sunny, some cloud at times about the ranges. Light winds tending west to northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-23

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with light winds, tending onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-23

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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