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Friday’s national forecast

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy, the odd shower, mainly in the east. Rain moves into Northland late afternoon then spreading south to reach Auckland around midnight. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, there may be a few showers about Taranaki, rain overnight. Kapiti has some mid level cloud. Light north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-15

Eastern North Island

Sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, light northerlies, winds tend northeast near the coast in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-16


Partly cloudy with northerly winds, breezy through Cook Strait.
Highs: 13-14

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly cloudy, Marlborough may have some morning sun. A few spits of rain or showers from afternoon, rain overnight for Nelson. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-14


Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud, morning frosts especially inland. Northerly winds, tending northeast near the coast.
Highs: 4-14

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower possible, rain moves into Fiordland around midday then spreading elsewhere at night. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-14

Southland & Otago
A mainly sunny morning after a frosty start, some cloud towards midday. Northerly winds, winds tend northeast in the afternoon for coastal Otago.
Highs: 8-13


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