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Friday’s national forecast – Anticyclone moves in (+8 maps)

An anticyclone moves onto New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather.

Dry for most today but Hawkes Bay / Gisborne could see a clearing morning shower. Canterbury in the South Island sees a few drizzle patches or showers this morning then spreading up the coast to Marlborough this afternoon.

Today’s warmest temperatures will be about Bay Of Plenty especially in the east, the coolest will likely be about coastal Southland.

Winds around New Zealand will not be strong.

Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny with southwesterly breezes. Afternoon northerlies about BOP.
Highs: 22-27

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early cloud clears otherwise sunny with light winds tending south to southeast in the afternoon. Afternoon west to southwest winds for Taranaki.
Highs: 22-24

Eastern North Island

Morning cloud then mostly sunny, cloud may thicken up a touch again in the evening. Southerlies tend easterly later in the day.
Highs: 21-23


Mostly sunny, there may be some cloud for a time in the afternoon. Southeasterly winds.
High: 19-23

Marlborough & Nelson

A mostly sunny morning then cloud moves in towards midday with southerlies, chance of a brief shower for Marlborough around midday. Cloud breaks away again in the evening. Winds tend easterly in the afternoon for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 19-21


Chance of an early drizzle patch, cloud breaks to afternoon sunny spells as light southeasterlies tend easterly.
Highs: 18-22

West Coast

Morning cloud breaks then mostly sunny, light winds.
Highs: 18-23

Southland & Otago
Sunny, any early coastal cloud breaks away. Cloud may hang about Otago Peninsula northwards during the day. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-23

MSLP / Rain map Friday 12th February 4pm
MSLP / Rain map Saturday 13th February 4pm
Swell map Friday 12th February 1pm
Swell map Saturday 13th February 1pm


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