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Friday’s national forecast

An easterly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, being pushed out of an anticyclone to the east and drawn into a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
The odd shower in the east from Northland down through to Bay Of Plenty, sunny spells and increasing cloud elsewhere with showers developing in the afternoon. There may be an isolated heavy fall in the afternoon for Northland and perhaps Auckland, some rain by evening about Bay Of Plenty. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
High cloud, rain spreads into the Central North Island at times from the east. The odd shower may spread into Manawatu otherwise mainly dry. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-18

Eastern North Island

Rain, heavy at times especially about the ranges. Wairarapa has showers or drizzle. Breezy easterly winds.
Highs: 13-15


Cloudy, the odd drizzle patch possible otherwise mainly dry. East to southeasterly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle, east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-14


Cloudy with drizzle at times, especially Banks Peninsula northwards. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 8-12

West Coast

Some early sun possible then cloudy areas thicken up by midday, Fiordland has a mostly sunny day with some high cloud from afternoon. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-16

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny for Southland, a touch of high cloud. Central Otago has cloudy areas in the north, sunnier skies with some high cloud in the south. Cloudy about coastal Otago, risk of a drizzle patch. Light northeast winds, breezy about coastal Otago.
Highs: 7-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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