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Friday’s national forecast

A northerly quarter airflow increases over the South Island today while southeasterlies die away further north. A front moves onto the lower South Island from late afternoon.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny, southeasterly winds ease / dying away.
Highs: 15-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny with southeasterly winds dying away, some morning cloud about the Central Plateau clears.
Highs: 14-16

Eastern North Island

Any early showers clear Wairarapa then cloud breaks to sunny weather, further north showers ease and clear in the afternoon and sun breaks through. Clear skies by evening with southeasterlies dying away.
Highs: 13-15


Sunny after any early mid level cloud clears, a cold start inland / about Upper Hutt. Some high cloud later in the day. Northerly winds.
High: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny after a frosty start, high cloud later in the day. Afternoon north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-17


Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon. Breezy north to northeasterly winds near the coast, north to northwesterly winds inland push through to the coast in the evening. Overnight showers with a fresh southwest change.
Highs: 14-17

West Coast

Increasing cloud, showers about South Westland. Rain moves into Fiordland during the afternoon with heavy falls, rain pushes northwards at night. Northerly winds.
Highs: 11-15

Southland & Otago
High cloud, late afternoon rain moves into Southland then during the evening for Otago as northerlies change southwest. Rain clearing overnight.
Highs: 15-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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