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Friday’s national forecast

A gentle southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, moving around a large anticyclone in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of cloud for northern Waikato through to Northland, some sun breaks through at times, also the risk of a shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Sunny elsewhere about Waikato and Bay Of Plenty. Winds are light from the west or southwest.
Highs: 12-15

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, some cloud about Taranaki at times. Elsewhere expect some evening cloud. Light winds.
Highs: 9-14

Eastern North Island

Early cloud clears then sunny, there may be a few early clearing showers about exposed coastal parts (i.e. Mahia Peninsula). Gentle southwesterlies die out in the evening.
Highs: 13-14


Mostly sunny, a few clouds possible. Light north to northwesterly winds.
High: 12-13

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, a touch of high cloud possible. Light winds.
Highs: 9-13


Sunny weather, there may be a touch of high cloud. Light winds.
Highs: 10-13

West Coast

A mostly sunny morning, some cloud from afternoon as light winds tend to the west. Chance of a light shower in the evening.
Highs: 10-12

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower about Southland, Otago has a mix of sun and cloud. Westerly winds, breezy about coastal areas.
Highs: 9-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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