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Friday’s national forecast – Ridge of high pressure (+6 maps)

A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today.

Showers for the West Coast and upper South Island, the odd isolated shower for the North Island too but plenty of dry also.

Temperatures in the early to mid twenties for most of the South Island today, a touch warmer for the North Island getting into the late twenties in some spots.

Winds are mostly light today, east to northeast winds may become a little breezy this afternoon about the eastern South Island.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, a morning drizzle patch or shower possible about eastern coastal areas. Chance of an isolated shower about the Waikato and inland Bay Of Plenty in the afternoon, clearing later on. Light easterly quarter winds.
Highs: 23-27

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, mid level cloud builds inland in the afternoon bringing the risk of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 22-27

Eastern North Island

Morning cloud then mostly sunny with some high cloud, afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 22-27


Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather and some high cloud, late afternoon / evening there may be an isolated shower inland. Light winds.
High: 22-26

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning cloud then afternoon sun with some high cloud, north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 22-26


Mostly cloudy in the morning, chance of a light shower then breaking to a few afternoon sunny spells, cloud moves back in in the evening. There may be a few isolated showers in the afternoon mainly about inland North Canterbury then clearing later on. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-26

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with occasional showers. Fiordland dry in the morning then a few showers from afternoon move in from the north. Afternoon sun may break through for Buller. Northeasterlies.
Highs: 20-24

Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud, cloud may be more persistent about coastal Otago especially morning with the risk of a drizzle patch. Light winds for most. Afternoon northeasterlies breezy about coastal Otago.
Highs: 18-27

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