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Friday’s national forecast

A large anticyclone centred to the southeast of the South Island spreads a ridge over New Zealand today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 20-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with southeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-22

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy, the odd shower especially from afternoon as southwesterlies tend southeast.
Highs: 17-19


Morning low cloud or fog then mostly sunny, south to southeasterly winds.
High: 16

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning cloud then mostly sunny, light winds tending onshore in the afternoon (easterly for Marlborough, northerly for Nelson).
Highs: 17-19


Morning low cloud of fog then mostly sunny, afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

West Coast

Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud, there may be some morning fog about some inland valleys. Some mid level cloud for North Westland / Buller from afternoon. Light winds tend northwest after midday.
Highs: 18-22

Southland & Otago
Morning low cloud or fog then breaking to sunny areas and some high cloud, coastal Otago sees the coolest temperatures. East to northeast winds.
Highs: 15-21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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