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Friday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Easterly breezes in Northland with cloudy areas and a few showers, showers become heavy late afternoon and possibly thundery mainly in the west then easing at night. About Auckland, Waikato, Bay Of Plenty and Gisborne expect mostly sunny weather with some cloud, afternoon sea breezes in coastal areas. About Waikato, inland Bay Of Plenty and the Gisborne ranges a few isolated showers may develop late afternoon then clearing at night.
HIGHS: 17-18 in Northland, 20-23 elsewhere. Perhaps mid 20’s in Gisborne.

Lower North Island

Westerly breezes with a mix of sunny areas and some cloud, cloud thickens a little about Kapiti late afternoon with a light shower possible there in the evening. Expect more onshore east to northeast winds to develop about Hawkes Bay during the afternoon. About the eastern CNI and ranges of Hawkes Bay isolated showers develop during the afternoon possibly becoming heavy and thundery then clearing at night. These showers may spread into the Hawkes Bay itself in the evening for a time. Wellington can expect sunny areas and some high cloud to develop, also breezy northwesterlies.
HIGHS: Temperatures in the high teens in the west. Low 20’s about the Central North Island. 22-23 about Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay.

Upper South Island

Mostly cloudy on the West Coast north of Hokitika with the odd shower becoming a little more persistent late morning then mostly clearing late afternoon, westerly breezes. Sunny areas and some cloud about Nelson, northwesterlies tend more westerly during the afternoon. Some high cloud about Canterbury and Marlborough with light winds, high cloud clears Canterbury just after midday with winds then tending light southerly. northeasterlies developing about the coast in the evening.
HIGHS: 17 on the West Coast, low 20’s in Nelson. 19-23 in Canterbury and Marlborough.

Lower South Island

Rain on the West Coast this morning south of Hokitika eases to showers, west to northwest winds. Further rain develops about Fiordland in the evening. Chance of a morning shower about Southland and Otago with westerly breezes then clearing, sunny weather developing for a time then late afternoon further high cloud develops with the odd shower possible from evening in Southland. At night a southwest change brings further showers.
HIGHS: 17-19 about Southland and Otago, 16 on the West Coast south of the Glaciers.


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