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Friday’s national forecast – Warm in the east

A ridge of high pressure brings mainly settled weather to the North Island today, northerlies further south with some heavy rain in the west.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, morning fog possible for some inland areas. Light winds come in from northeast.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Partly cloudy, the odd shower about Taranaki and Kapiti. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-16

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud. Light winds tend northeast for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in the afternoon. Northwesterlies all day for Wairarapa.
High: 16-18


Partly cloudy, the odd shower in the north. Breezy northwesterlies, strong through Cook Strait.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson

High cloud and some sun, rain moves into Nelson overnight with spits possible for Marlborough. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-19


High cloud, some rain in the high country spreads from the west especially evening. A few spots may reach the coast in the evening also. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-20

West Coast

Cloudy with showers, rain south of Greymouth is heavy, heavy rain moves north in the evening while simultaneously easing further south. Overnight rain moves back into Fiordland. Northerlies.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, occasional scattered rain. Light northwesterlies.
Highs: 14-15


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