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Friday’s national forecast – Front pushes in from the west (+8 maps)

A front pushes in from the Tasman Sea into western parts of New Zealand today, rain for western regions, spits or drizzle for the eastern South Island. The eastern North Island has a mainly dry day.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy with a few showers about, rain pushes in from the Tasman in the afternoon reaching Bay Of Plenty in the evening. Northerly winds freshen in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
High cloud, cloud thicker and lower for Taranaki and Kapiti bringing showers, turning to rain in these spots by evening and becoming heavy at which point rain spreads elsewhere. North to northeasterly winds, gusty about the coast.
Highs: 14-16

Eastern North Island

High cloud, morning spots of rain clear Wairarapa then overnight widespread rain spreads from the west. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-19


Patchy rain or drizzle, rain picks up for a time overnight. Breezy northerlies.
Highs: 13-14

Marlborough & Nelson

Rain, possibly heavy at times especially evening and overnight. Northerly winds.
Highs: 13-15


Rain easing to the odd spit or drizzle patch by midday, light southeasterlies tend to the east in the afternoon.
Highs: 10-13

West Coast

Morning rain eases to showers or drizzle, rain may continue to be a little bit more persistent for Buller. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-16

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, the odd shower about.  Patchy rain for coastal Otago then easing from afternoon. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 9-11 is proud to be setting the international standard for forecasting in NZ – powered by IBM

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