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Friday’s national forecast

An easterly airflow lies over the country today between a low pressure system to the north and high pressure to the south of the country. The driest places are likely to be the southwestern corner of the North Island and the south and West Coast of the South Island. Most other places are either going to see drizzle or rain, gusty easterlies are expected about Bay Of Plenty northwards in the east.

Rain, heavy at times especially in the east easing in the afternoon to the odd shower as strong easterly winds ease.
High: 16

Strong gusty easterly winds. Periods of rain which may be heavy about the Coromandel, easing off in the evening to the odd shower as winds tend a little more southeast.
Highs: 14-15

Bay Of Plenty
Rain, possibly heavy at times about western BOP. Gusty easterly winds.
Highs: 14-15

Periods of rain with brisk east to southeast winds, rain eases in the evening to the odd shower.
Highs: 13-14

Central North Island
Cloudy with east to southeast breezes, some patchy rain from morning.
Highs: 11-12

Eastern North Island
Cloudy with periods of rain, easterly breezes become brisk in the evening. Rain overnight may be heavy about northern Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, especially in the ranges.
High: 14

Western North Island
Cloudy periods with southeasterly winds, brisk about Taranaki. Chance of a brief shower now and then, mainly about Taranaki.
Highs: 14-15

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, dry spells too. Southeasterly breezes.
Highs: 13-14

Sunny spells and thickening high cloud, becoming totally cloudy in the afternoon with southeast breezes. In the evening there may be some scattered rain.
Highs: 12-13

Mostly cloudy with south to southeasterly winds. There may be the odd drizzle patch at times otherwise expect mainly dry conditions. Late afternoon or evening areas of rain move in.
Highs: 12-13

Cloudy with the odd drizzle patch at times, mainly morning and night. Light southerlies tend northeast later in the afternoon.
High: 11

West Coast
Clear but plenty of high cloud, light winds tend southeast.
Highs: 13-14

Coastal Otago
Cloudy with drizzle patches at times, breezy northeasterlies.
Highs: 9-10

Central Otago
Plenty of high cloud with light east to northeast breezes.
Highs: 9-10

Sunny with high cloud, east to northeast breezes.
High: 11


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