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Friday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow lies over the country today as a broad depression sits in the Tasman Sea. Expect rain or showers in many western areas, drier conditions out east with some high cloud and mild temperatures.

Auckland & Northland
Cloudy with north to northwesterly breezes, periods of rain becoming patchy now and then with dry spells too. Fairly humid conditions.
Highs: 17-18

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Periods of rain with northwesterly breezes, rain may ease off and become patchy now and then with the chance of a dry spell too.
Highs: 14-17

Eastern North Island
Early rain clears then expect plenty of high cloud with breezy northwesterly winds. There may be a few sunny spells at times.
Highs: 19-21

Western North Island
Cloudy skies, some rain mainly about northern Taranaki and Kapiti. The odd shower may spread elsewhere at times. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Early rain eases to the odd shower, dry spells now and then during the day too. Brisk north to northwesterly winds.
High: 16

Early rain eases to the odd shower at times, perhaps a drizzle patch or two. North to northwesterly breezes.
High: 17

Early spots of rain clear then expect high cloud with breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-20

Sunny areas and some high cloud, north to northwesterly breezes. Winds lighter near the coast.
Highs: 20-23

West Coast
Rain with north to northeasterly winds, a few heavy thundery falls possible at times.
High: 15

Coastal Otago
Early spots of rain clears then expect high cloud with northeasterly winds.
High: 16-17

Central Otago
Sunny with some high cloud, north to northwesterly winds. A few spots of rain possible in the afternoon and especially evening.
Highs: 16-17

Morning rain mostly clearing then expect sunny spells, there is the chance of a remaining shower now and then through afternoon and evening otherwise mainly dry.
High: 17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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