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Friday’s national forecast – a fairly mild afternoon

Mild winds spread into more regions today, knocking back some of the very low overnight lows some have seen this week.

High pressure still dominates most of the North Island while milder northerly quarter winds drifts over more parts of the South Island while light easterlies return to the very north.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A cold start for some, close to freezing in South Waikato or inland BOP. But a mild and fairly sunny afternoon with light winds.
Highs: 14-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly Sunny with light winds. Maybe a N to NW breeze. A chilly start around Mt Taranaki.
Highs: 14 – 17

Eastern North Island
A sunny day with northerly quarter winds. A mild afternoon.
Highs: 16 – 19

A mix of sun and cloud with breezy nor’westers.
High: 14-16

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly Sunny. Nor’westers.
Highs: 17 or 18

Mostly Sunny with northerlies. A mild afternoon.
Highs: 17-20

West Coast
Cloudy with rain developing from about Hokitika southwards. Dry around Westport. Northerlies.
Highs: 14-15

Southland & Otago
A milder morning with light westerly winds. Cloudy at times the further west you go with the chance of some spillover spits of rain in Queenstown.
Highs: 12-16

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