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Friday’s national forecast

Still quite anticyclonic over New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather, meanwhile a large low and accompanying front sit in the Tasman Sea moving closer to the lower South Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, any morning low cloud or fog breaks away. Fog or low cloud may develop again overnight for inland areas. Light winds
Highs: 17-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, some sun may break through in the afternoon. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-18

Eastern North Island

Sunny with light winds, tending east to northeast in the afternoon near the coast.
Highs: 19-22


Mostly cloudy with gusty north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny, a touch of high cloud. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-21


Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Light northerlies, tending northeast near the coast.
Highs: 18-20

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with northeasterly winds, some drizzle about Fiordland. Buller sees sunnier skies with some high cloud.
Highs: 14-17

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light north to northwesterly winds. Winds tend northeast about coastal Otago from afternoon.
Highs: 17-20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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