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Friday’s national forecast

A ridge of high pressure is holding off our incoming sub tropical low system for another day. Expect a mainly settled day across the country although a few places will see showers, mainly the West Coast of the South Island and Northland.

Some morning rain eases to showers which become few and far between in the afternoon, a few sunny spells break through during the afternoon also. Easterly winds. Rain then moves in again overnight.
Highs: 16-17

Central North Island, Waikato, Bay Of Plenty & Auckland
Sunny spells and increasing cloudy areas with easterly winds. The odd isolated shower possible from afternoon onwards otherwise mainly dry.
Highs: 14-17

Eastern North Island
Sunny spells and some thickening high cloud, north to northeasterly winds. Rain moves into Gisborne overnight from the north.
Highs: 16

Western North Island
Sunny spells and some cloud with northerly winds tending southerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-17

Early showers clear, sunny spells then gradually increase with the weather in the afternoon becoming mostly sunny. Breezy northerly winds ease in the evening.
High: 14

Showers clear by mid morning, sunny spells increase in the afternoon with light winds tending northerly.
Highs: 15

Any early spots of rain clear, high cloud decreases during the morning then expect a mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds tend northerly or northwest.
Highs: 16-17

Cloudy periods with light southerly winds in the morning then tending northeast in the afternoon. There is the slightly risk of a drizzle patch about, mainly early morning.
Highs: 13-14

West Coast
Cloudy spells with the odd shower, light winds tend northeast.
High: 14

Mainly clear but plenty of high cloud, light winds tend northerly or northeast.
Highs: 10-11

Morning cloud clears to a mostly sunny afternoon, light winds tend northerly.
Highs: 11-12



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