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Friday’s national forecast – The settled run continues (+6 maps)

An anticyclone lies over the South Island today meanwhile a south to southeasterly airflow moving around this high flows over the North Island.

Most are dry today but there is the risk of a few showers for Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Coromandel through to eastern Northland.

Temperatures are in the late teens or early twenties for most. Winds are mostly light.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, Northland may see a shower or two especially in the east. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny, light southeasterlies. Northern Taranaki sees winds tend westerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-20

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower for Hawkes Bay and more so Gisborne, the Wairarapa is dry with perhaps some sun especially in the south. Light winds tend southeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-19


Sunny. A cold start for inland areas. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, easterlies for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 19-20


Sunny for most however South Canterbury may see some cloud. Afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

West Coast

A mix of sun and cloud, light winds tend southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-23

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud then sunny spells increase, light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-22

Temperatures – Departure from normal and day time highs
Swell map – Friday 19th March 1:00pm
Swell map – Saturday 19th March 1:00pm


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