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Friday’s national forecast – Rain in the north tonight (+8 maps)

An easterly quarter airflow lies over the South Island today meanwhile there is a slack pressure gradient further north, this evening a front pushes into Northland from the Tasman Sea bringing rain with heavy falls.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, there may be an early shower. High cloud increases from afternoon. In the evening heavy rain spreads in to Northland from the west, reaching Auckland overnight. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Partly cloudy, perhaps a shower or two. High cloud starts to increase from afternoon. Light northerly quarter winds tend to the east later in the day.
Highs: 11-16

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, high cloud starts to increase from afternoon. Wairarapa is a bit cloudier though with a shower or two and southwesterlies.
Highs: 14-15


Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, dry areas increase from afternoon. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-12

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly cloudy with morning rain then showers, dry spells increasing from this afternoon. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 9-12


Mostly cloudy with a few showers, mainly morning then starting to dry out into the afternoon. Snow flurries above 600m. The odd shower or drizzle patch may remain overnight north of Banks Peninsula along the coast. Light southwesterlies.
Highs: 7-9

West Coast

A few morning showers, some sun for a time then high cloud increases. Fiordland has some morning sun then high cloud increases from afternoon. Light winds.
Highs: 10-13

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny for Southland, a few clouds at times. Central Otago has morning cloud then sunny spells. Coastal Otago has morning drizzle clear, a few afternoon sunny spells may break through. Easterly winds.
Highs: 7-9

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