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Friday’s national forecast

An easterly quarter airflow continues over New Zealand today, some rain or showers for the North Island, mainly dry for the South Island apart from some drizzle about Marlborough and later Canterbury.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Occasional showers, the Waikato experiences longer dry spells and perhaps some sun at times. Areas of rain more likely about Northland and Bay Of Plenty. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning spots of rain clear then returning in the evening. Some sun may break through for a time in the afternoon. Southeasterly winds, gusty about southern coastal Taranaki.
Highs: 13-15

Eastern North Island

Cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle, rain may be heavy at times north of about Gisborne especially in the ranges. Easterly winds.
Highs: 12-14


Cloudy, breezy southeasterly winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy for Marlborough, drizzle at times. Nelson has mostly cloudy skies but mainly dry. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 9-12


Cloudy for most, some coastal drizzle possible mainly later in the day. ENE winds. Clearer skies about the Mackenzie Country with heavy frosts to start and cold day time highs.
Highs: 6-9

West Coast

Sunny areas and some high cloud, southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-14

Southland & Otago
Partly cloudy, morning low cloud or fog about some inland areas / valleys. Light winds tending easterly or northeast.
Highs: 6-8

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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