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Friday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, easing later with a ridge of high pressure moving in.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A few showers push in from the west off the Tasman Sea during the morning, easing mid to late afternoon with dry areas developing. Westerlies tend southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and a shower or two, northwesterlies tend westerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-22

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, southerlies develop about Wairarapa early afternoon bringing cloud and a few patchy light showers. These showers move further north late afternoon / evening.
Highs: 22-25


Mostly sunny, northwesterly winds change southerly in the afternoon bringing increasing cloud and the risk of a shower.
High: 19

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny, southeasterlies freshen late morning about Marlborough bringing increasing cloud. May be a shower from afternoon. Nelson has a sunny day with westerlies changing to the east in the afternoon, evening cloud.
Highs: 20-23


Southerlies freshen in the morning bringing a few showers, easing and becoming few and far between from afternoon. Skies mostly cloudy all day.
Highs: 10-16

West Coast

A few morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-19

Southland & Otago
Cloudy spells for Southland and coastal Otago, the odd shower mainly morning. Central Otago has mostly sunny weather. Southwesterly winds die out later in the evening.
Highs: 13-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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