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Friday’s national forecast – Occluded front heads into the South Island

An occluded front pushes northwards over the South Island today, reaching the western North Island later this evening, mainly bringing showers or some rain in the west.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy with showers, mainly in the west, easing from afternoon. Breezy westerlies.
Highs: 15-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and showers, one or two showers may be heavy, easing from afternoon. Breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-15

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, morning spots of rain for Wairarapa clear. Northwesterly winds, gusty at times south of Napier.
Highs: 15-18


A mix of sun and cloud, chance of a shower mainly in the north. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 14

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny for Marlborough, partly cloudy for Nelson. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-16


Morning cloud, there could be a spit or shower. Sunny areas increase from afternoon as light southwesterlies tend northwest. In the evening a few showers could move through south of Banks Peninsula along the coast.
Highs: 6-14

West Coast

Showers, rain for a time in the afternoon. Drying out in the evening north of Greymouth. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 7-13

Southland & Otago
Occasional spits or showers for Southland. Otago has partly cloudy skies, a period of showers in the afternoon, clearing evening. West to northwesterly winds, freshening in the afternoon about the coast.
Highs: 9-11


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