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Friday’s national forecast

An anticyclone sits to the east of the country today, a northeasterly airflow moving around this high flows over New Zealand.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Any early showers clear then morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather. Northland has morning showers, especially in the east then drying out after midday. Easterly winds.
Highs: 15-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud for most. Taranaki has morning showers, sun may break through from afternoon but possibly not till evening before dusk. Easterly quarter winds.
Highs: 13-15

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy but sun breaking through at times from afternoon, easterly winds.
Highs: 13-14


Mostly sunny, there may be some morning cloud about the southern coast. Light southeasterly winds. A cold start for Upper Hutt but with the warmest afternoon.
High: 14-16

Marlborough & Nelson

Any morning cloud clears then mostly sunny, perhaps a frosty start inland away from the coast. Some afternoon cloud may hang about the ranges. Light winds tend east to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-16


Sunny, light winds inland with a frosty start. Some afternoon cloud inland about the ranges may bring late afternoon / evening isolated showers. Easterly winds freshen in the afternoon for the plains and especially near the coast.
Highs: 13-16

West Coast

Any early cloud clears then mostly sunny, a cold start inland away from the coast. Afternoon cloud about the ranges may bring a few isolated showers late afternoon / evening. Light winds tend north to northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-18

Southland & Otago
Sunny after a frosty start. Light northeasterlies for most but about coastal Otago east to northeasterly winds freshen up during the afternoon where the coolest day time highs will be experienced.
Highs: 13-1

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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