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Friday’s national forecast – Settled for a time (+8 maps)

Conditions are mainly settled over New Zealand today but a front closing in from the Tasman Sea brings rain to western regions either in the evening or overnight.

Mainly dry for most of New Zealand today, we do see clearing morning showers for the eastern North Island though. The odd shower for Fiordland from afternoon then turning to rain before spreading northwards along the coast. Rain for the western North Island later this evening or overnight.

Northeasterlies become a bit blustery about some South Island coastal areas this afternoon. Strong to gale about the Fiordland coastline.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Some sun in the morning but cloud thickening from afternoon with light winds tending north to northeast. Evening rain for Northland then spreading elsewhere overnight.
Highs: 16-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, some high cloud from afternoon pushing in from the west, overnight rain. Light winds tend to the north after midday.
Highs: 12-16

Eastern North Island

Morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon with southwesterlies dying away.
Highs: 15-17


Sunny, some high cloud later in the day then rain overnight. Northerlies pick up from afternoon.
Highs: 14-16

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon, rain spreads into Nelson in the evening from the west then Marlborough overnight. Light winds then afternoon northerlies.
Highs: 13-15


Sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon, northeasterlies fresh and gusty especially near the coast.
Highs: 11-14

West Coast

High cloud increases from morning, showers about Fiordland from afternoon turn to rain then spreading elsewhere in the evening. Rain may be heavy in spots but it’s not very heavy rain West Coast wise. Northeasterly winds freshen, changing westerly overnight.
Highs: 13-14

Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, evening spots of rain then rain becomes more widespread overnight as north to northeasterly winds change southwest. Northeasterlies gusty about coastal Otago during the day.
Highs: 12-13

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