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Friday’s national forecast

High pressure sits out to the east of New Zealand today while a humid northerly airflow lies over the country. The North Island is likely to see cloudy areas and a few showers especially afternoon in inland areas and a similar situation is in store for the upper South Island. About Otago and Southland conditions are looking rather pleasant.

Upper North Island

Mostly cloudy skies with light winds generally tending northerly. The odd shower about although dry to start in the Waikato and about the Bay Of Plenty. In the afternoon showers spreading into the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty, showers may become heavy then easing at night.
HIGHS: 23-26

Lower North Island

Mostly cloudy skies although there may be a few sunny areas, winds tending northerly, northeasterly on the east coast. The odd light shower about but dry areas also, dry in Kapiti and Wellington. During the afternoon showers may become a bit heavier in inland areas, possibly even thundery then easing at night.
HIGHS: 23-26 in the west, 22-24 in the east

Upper South Island

A mix of sunny areas and some cloud, light winds for most although northeasterly breezes a bit keen on the east coast. Skies may be mostly cloudy on the plains about Canterbury with only a few sunny breaks in the afternoon. In inland areas north of North Canterbury a few isolated showers develop late afternoon possibly becoming heavy and thundery then clearing at night.
HIGHS: 22-24 for most, perhaps high 20’s in some inland sheltered areas.

Lower South Island

Mostly sunny weather with light winds, northeasterlies pick up after midday on the east coast where there will be some cloud pushing in. A bit of cloud about the Fiordland coastline also with northerlies there.
HIGHS: 20-22, mid 20’s in inland areas.


Duncan on 27/12/2012 10:01pm

Hi, i see have a long range forecast for next Friday of an ex-tropical cyclone bearing down onto of NZ…Any comments??

WW Forecast Team on 27/12/2012 11:30pm

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for getting in touch and we have a story which will be posted this afternoon. Models varying on this one.

Cheers, WW

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