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Friday’s national forecast – Southwest airflow

A southwesterly airflow lies over the country today with showers getting into eastern regions and temperatures dropping, thunderstorms possible for the western North Island too.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, possibly heavy for a time around midday as fresh westerlies change southwest, a chance of thunder also. Showers ease evening.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, light northerlies change to the southeast late afternoon, showers clearing overnight.
Highs: 11-17

Eastern North Island

Some sun for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, showers about Wairarapa spread northwards during the afternoon with developing southerlies, perhaps turning to rain for a time later in the day then easing overnight.
Highs: 14-19


Showers with freshening southerly winds, showers clear overnight.
Highs: 13-14

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning sun, showers develop mid morning for Marlborough as southerlies freshen, developing for Nelson around midday, clearing at night.
Highs: 13-15


Morning rain eases to showers, remaining showers clear in the evening. Snow flurries to 800m. Sunny spells start to increase from afternoon. Fresh southwesterlies die out in the evening.
Highs: 11-13

West Coast

Sunny for Fiordland, showers further north clear in the evening as southwesterlies tend southeast.
Highs: 12-15

Southland & Otago
Showers, a few snow flurries to 700m, easing from afternoon, clearing in after midday for Central Otago with sun increasing. Southwesterly winds, dying out later in the day.
Highs: 10-11


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