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Friday’s national forecast

A ridge hangs onto New Zealand today while its accompanying anticyclone lies out to the east of the country. Still, settled weather is expected for most. Meanwhile former TC Sandra moves southwards into the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, CNI & BOP
Mostly sunny skies with a few clouds about, morning cloud about the Bay Of Plenty breaks with a few sunny areas in the afternoon. North to northeasterly breezes.
Highs: 23-26

East of the North Island
Sunny weather with light northeasterly breezes, a few wisps of high cloud about especially towards Wairarapa. Warm temperatures for the likes of Hastings and a few other inland areas just away from the coast.
Highs: 25-28
Western North Island
A mix of sunny and cloudy areas with westerly breezes.
Highs: 23-25
Mostly cloudy skies with brisk northerlies.
Highs: 20-21
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with some high cloud, north to northwesterly winds. Warm temperatures for Marlborough.
Highs: 24-25 for Nelson, 27-28 in Marlborough
Dry with high cloud, light winds tend southerly although easterlies may develop about coastal Christchurch in the afternoon. A few further areas of cloud develop later in the evening or overnight. Warmer temperatures mainly for inland North Canterbury.
Highs: 23-26

West Coast
Mainly cloudy skies with light west to northwest winds
Highs: 19

Southland & Otago
Expect cloudy skies to develop for Southland and eastern Otago in the morning with light south to southwest breezes, a few showers may move through Southland in the morning then clearing by midday. High cloud for central parts and mainly dry, winds staying westerly for much of the day.
Highs: 16-17, 22 inland


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