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Friday’s national forecast

Not long after one low pressure system has gone, another moves into the Tasman Sea today – and this time it’s fairly deep. We have a gap between systems however and that comes in the form of a drier day today. Eastern regions of borth islands may get quite warm due to a northerly airflow.

Auckland & Northland
Sunny spells and north to northwest breezes, cloud thickens in the
Highs: 24-25

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of

Sunny spells about the Bay Of Plenty, chance of a shower around midday.
Northerly breezes. The odd morning shower clears about the Waikato and Central
North Island too however expect a few sunny spells in the afternoon. Cloud
thickens for most again later in the evening.
Highs: 24-25

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with northerly breezes, some high cloud develops later in the
evening. Warm temperatures.
Highs: 27-29

Western North Island

Sunny spells with northwesterly breezes, risk of a brief shower in the
afternoon otherwise mainly dry. Cloud thickens in the evening. Cloudy about
Taranaki especially in the north for much of the day, chance of a morning
shower. Northerly breezes.
Highs: 21-26


Sunny spells with the odd brief shower possible, brisk northerlies becoming
strong in the afternoon.
Highs: 20-21


Fairly cloudy with the odd shower, dry spells too. Northerly breezes pick
up a little in the evening.
Highs: 21-22


Mostly sunny with northerlies, strengthening during the afternoon. Areas of
high cloud increase from afternoon.
High: 26-28


Mostly sunny after any morning coastal cloud clears, some high cloud
develops during the afternoon. East to northeast breezes near the coast bring
slightly cooler temperatues and north to northwesterly winds inland bring a hot
afternoon. Northwesterlies push through to the coast in the evening.
Highs: 24-29

West Coast

Becoming mostly cloudy in the morning with northeasterly breezes, the odd
spit possible in the evening then rain develops overnight.
High: 21

Coastal Otago

Plenty of high cloud with easterly breezes developing in the morning.
Highs: 20-22

Central Otago

Plenty of high cloud, dry with northerly breezes.
Highs: 24-27


Plenty of high cloud, dry with easterly breezes.
Highs: 23-24

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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