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Friday’s national forecast

An anticyclone will finally weaken over the country today with an area of low pressure to the southwest and another to the northeast. The weather will in effect remain much the same as it has over the last few days although winds tend southerly about the South Island’s east coast bringing some cloud for Otago then Canterbury later in the day. Southwesterlies about the North Island’s west coast north of Taranaki will be fairly brisk.

Upper North Island

A mix of sunny and cloudy areas today with southwest breezes brisk at times especially in the west and about Auckland. Lighter west to southwest winds for the Bay Of Plenty with sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Cloudy in Gisborne with southerlies and the odd shower.
HIGHS: 22-25, 28 for Bay Of Plenty

Lower North Island

For western parts expect mostly sunny weather after any morning cloud breaks up, light winds and afternoon sea breezes. Some cloud develops later in the evening. In Wellington expect sunny skies with northerlies, late afternoon winds tend south to southeast and cloudy areas develop in the evening. Cloudy periods for Hawkes Bay with southeasterly breezes, chance of a shower in the ranges. Sunny with some cloud about Wairarapa, afternoon sea breezes.
HIGHS: 22-26

Upper South Island

Sunny for Nelson and Marlborough with light winds and afternoon sea breezes, some high cloud from afternoon. Mostly sunny on the West Coast with some increasing high cloud which thickens in the evening, west to southwest winds. Sunny skies for Canterbury with soutthwest breezes, some high cloud develops from afternoon.
HIGHS: 23-26

Lower South Island

East to southeast breezes with mostly cloudy skies, chance of a late drizzle patch otherwise remaining fairly dry.
HIGHS: 17-24

Warmest – Bay Of Plenty

Windiest – Southeasterlies about the Southland coastline will be fairly brisk. Southwest winds about Auckland will be quite brisk also.

– Nelson, Bay Of Plenty

Wettest – In the ranges just behind Gisborne


Guest on 1/03/2013 2:25am

Clouldless blue sky in Pahiatua this afternoon, just a gentle warm breeze- I glance out the window to see our very large trampoline spinning gracefully over the fence, to land perfectly on all legs in the neighbours place, as if it had always been there. I go outside, scarcly believing my eyes, and find the clothesline has been totally twisted off its pole. Not sure how to send photos, but if you let me know how I will. What could cause this? Weird!?

sw on 28/02/2013 6:30pm

Already can hear the winds rising in the pines.

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