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Friday’s national forecast – Cold front moves in (+10 maps)

A cold front pushes northwards over the South Island today then onto the North Island overnight.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of cloud and occasional sun, a shower or two at times also mainly out west but possible elsewhere for a time in the afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-21

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, there may be a shower or two especially nearer the coast then clearing evening. Overnight a few showers may move into Manawatu and the Central North Island as westerlies change to the south.
Highs: 14-19

Eastern North Island

A mainly sunny day, some high cloud starts to develop about Wairarapa from afternoon then moving northwards. Evening southwesterlies for Wairarapa bring showers then pushing into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne overnight.
Highs: 20-21


Mostly sunny, some high cloud from afternoon. Late evening southerlies bring showers.
Highs: 17-19

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny then some high cloud from afternoon. Late evening southerlies bring showers to eastern Marlborough. Southwest breezes for much of the day in Nelson.
Highs: 18-21


Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, southerlies develop in the afternoon with lower level cloud increasing. Showers move in late afternoon and evening, clearing overnight from the south.
Highs: 17-21

West Coast

Morning rain for Fiordland then breaking to afternoon sun. Further north expect mostly cloudy skies with the risk of a shower, sunny areas start to develop from mid afternoon. Light southwesterlies.
Highs: 14-16

Southland & Otago
Early rain eases to showers for Southland, thinning out in the afternoon with sun breaking through, any remaining showers clear evening. Otago is dry at first with high cloud, showers from late morning, clearing evening. Breezy southwesterlies die out in the evening for most apart from coastal areas.
Highs: 13-15

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