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Friday’s national forecast – Few showers in the east, drier out west (+5 maps)

A south to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.

Expect a few showers about eastern regions today however large parts of the eastern South Island dry out this morning. Later this evening / overnight showers move into Coromandel and Auckland.

Temperatures in the east will be cooler than normal while out west highs are about average for the time of year (please reference map below).

South to southwesterly winds are breezy in the east especially about the coast then easing later today.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Some morning cloud then mostly sunny, cloud thickens about BOP and Waikato late afternoon bringing a shower or two. A few showers move into eastern Auckland and eastern Northland later in the evening / overnight. Southwesterlies tend southeast later in the day / overnight.
Highs: 22-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, breaking to some sun in the afternoon especially the further west you are. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-20

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy with a few showers, dry spells will start to get a bit longer from afternoon. Cool breezy south to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-20


Morning showers then drying out in the afternoon with cloud breaking to a few sunny areas. Breezy southerly winds.
High: 16-17

Marlborough & Nelson

Early showers clear Marlborough then becoming mostly sunny, southerly winds tend easterly in the afternoon. Nelson has the odd shower, clearing in the afternoon and some sun may then start to break through. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 17-19


Early showers clear although a few showers may hang about the outer Peninsula during the day, expect a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Cloud thickens again later in the evening with a shower or two returning to coastal areas. Cool southwesterlies, breezy about the coast then easing later in the day.
Highs: 15-18

West Coast

Mostly sunny weather after any early cloud clears, some cloud about Buller may bring a shower or two in the afternoon. Light winds tend southwest after midday.
Highs: 17-21

Southland & Otago
Occasional showers, clearing in the evening. Central Otago has cloudy areas and only the risk of a shower. Cool southwesterly winds, breezy about the coast.
Highs: 13-17


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