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Friday’s national forecast – Northeast airflow today (+10 maps)

A northeasterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, flowing between a high out to our east and a low entering into the Tasman from the northwest.

The odd shower for the upper North Island today, also about Fiordland / Nelson and Marlborough by evening. Rain for the West Coast and Nelson / Marlborough overnight. Northeasterlies become breezy from this afternoon about the upper North Island, temperatures in the high teens or low twenties for most.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, chance of a light shower or two. There may be some fog to start the day for inland areas. Showers becoming a little more widespread in the evening. Northeasterly winds becoming breezy in the afternoon for Northland and Auckland.
Highs: 20-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Plenty of high cloud, there may be some lower level cloud about Taranaki and Kapiti at times bringing a light shower or two mainly morning and night. Also a chance of morning fog for inland areas. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-23

Eastern North Island

Early cloud lifts and some sun may break through for a time but then expect thickening high cloud, afternoon northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-23


Risk of a light morning shower then cloud lifts a little but there will be plenty of thickening high cloud, northerly winds.
Highs: 19-21

Marlborough & Nelson

Increasing high cloud with north to northwesterly winds, a few showers about Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds by evening. Overnight rain for Nelson.
Highs: 19-22


Morning low cloud then mostly sunny however expect increasing high cloud, northeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-23

West Coast

Mostly cloudy, a few light showers for Fiordland then elsewhere by evening. Rain moves in overnight. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-20

Southland & Otago
Sunny with a touch of high cloud from afternoon, northerly winds. Coastal Otago has morning cloud then mostly sunny with high cloud from afternoon, afternoon northeasterlies.
Highs: 19-22

MSLP / Rain map Friday 9th April 3:00pm –
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