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Friday’s national forecast – Heavy rain for the West Coast (+8 maps)

A front pushes northwards over the South Island today, a northwest airflow for the North Island.

Heavy rain pushes northwards along the West Coast today, a few showers for the western North Island. Mainly dry in the east but a bit of shower activity for Southland and Otago.

Warm temperatures for the North Island and eastern regions, a bit cooler for the lower South Island and along the West Coast.

Moderate winds for most however through Cook Strait winds rise to gale force this afternoon.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy, risk of a shower. Southwesterlies tend northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 22-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud, there may be a shower then increasing sunny areas in the afternoon. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-22

Eastern North Island

Sunny and warm, light northwesterlies tend northeast in the afternoon about coastal Hawkes Bay / Gisborne.
Highs: 22-26


A mix of sun and cloud, gusty northwesterlies, strong to gale force in the afternoon.
High: 19-20

Marlborough & Nelson

Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds has some morning sun then cloud increases, a few spits from late afternoon spreading from the west. Mostly sunny about eastern Marlborough with some high cloud from afternoon. Overnight rain for all. North to northwesterly winds becoming gusty from afternoon.
Highs: 21-23


Some morning sun possible then high cloud thickens, rain moves into the high country during the afternoon with heavy falls, a few scattered falls spread to the east coast late afternoon / evening before clearing overnight. Northerlies increase.
Highs: 19-25

West Coast

Cloudy with showers, rain with heavy falls about South Westland spreads into North Westland in the afternoon, easing at night as breezy northerlies change northwest.
Highs: 15-18

Southland & Otago
Morning spits of rain then afternoon showers, clearing in the evening. Northerlies tend northwest after midday. Coastal Otago is mainly dry, a few evening showers possible.
Highs: 17-21

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