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Friday’s national forecast – Front passes over (+8 maps)

A front passes over New Zealand today moving in a west to east fashion.

Most regions see some rain or showers today at least for a time however the eastern North Island stays dry and part of North Canterbury may remain fairly dry.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers spread in from the west during the morning, perhaps a rogue isolated heavy shower around midday then easing from afternoon with sunny spells starting to break through as northerlies tend northwest.
Highs: 14-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
High cloud, some sun. Showers about Taranaki, perhaps a few isolated heavy falls in the afternoon as a front passes over then easing by evening. Showers may spread elsewhere for a time in the afternoon. Northerly quarter winds.
Highs: 11-16

Eastern North Island

Sunny areas and some high cloud, light winds tend north to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-17


Mostly cloudy, the odd shower or spit from afternoon. Breezy northerlies tend southerly later in the day.
Highs: 13-15

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly cloudy, some scattered rain moves into Nelson during the morning then Marlborough around midday. Northerly quarter winds die away by evening.
Highs: 13-14


Mostly cloudy with southwesterlies developing in the morning, showers develop by midday. Parts of North Canterbury may stay fairly dry for most of today.
Highs: 8-11

West Coast

Rain about Fiordland clears up by midday, plenty of high cloud hangs about though. Further north skies are mostly cloudy, expect a mix of showers and dry spells, perhaps some rain for a time. Winds are mostly variable, tending southeast about South Westland.
Highs: 11-13

Southland & Otago
Some morning rain then easing to the odd shower in the afternoon as light winds tend south to southwest. A few afternoon sunny spells possible for Southland. Coastal Otago may not see showers till late morning.
Highs: 7-11

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