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Friday’s national forecast

A band of high pressure lies across New Zealand today bringing mainly settled conditions, some regions may not be cloud free however and expect the odd shower for some places too.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas for Northland and Auckland, a shower or two also mainly about exposed eastern spots like Coromandel, Great Barrier Island, northern Auckland and eastern Northland etc although the odd brief shower may spread into other parts at times. Waikato and Bay Of Plenty have a mix of sun and cloud. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some high cloud, light winds tend to the south in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-18

Eastern North Island

Sunny areas and some high cloud, mid level cloud thickens up about Wairarapa from late afternoon or evening as light winds tend southwest. Cloud thickens up about about Mahia Peninsula and East Cape in the evening bringing showers.
Highs: 15-17


High cloud, thickening and lowering in the afternoon as northerlies change southerly.
High: 13-15

Marlborough & Nelson

High cloud, breaking away in the evening. Some mid level cloud may build up a little about inland ranges from afternoon pushing in from the south. Afternoon easterly winds.
Highs: 13-16


Mostly cloudy, cloud breaks in the evening. Southerlies gradually ease tending light east to northeast in the afternoon. A cold start about inland South Canterbury.
Highs: 10-13

West Coast

For most of the West Coast morning cloud may bring a shower then sunny areas increase from afternoon, light winds. A cold start for Fiordland with frosts possible then mostly sunny, evening cloud bring a shower or two in the south.
Highs: 14-17

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, some evening cloud for Southland. Northwesterly winds. Otago has any morning low cloud or fog (fog mainly inland) breaking to mostly sunny weather, light winds. A light frost is possible about inland areas to start.
Highs: 12-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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