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Good Friday’s national forecast – warm and dry for many but a slow moving rain band arrives too

High pressure continues to dominate across much of NZ but today it is slipping away to the east. There may be some brief morning fog patches through a few inland parts of the North Island in particular. Warmer than average for many this afternoon, especially inland – but a cold start for some inland areas with a possible frost around Central Plateau.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly Sunny or a mix of sun and cloud with light winds or SE breezes. A warm afternoon.
Highs: 18-22 degrees

Eastern North Island
A cold start around Wairapa and central Hawkes Bay but warmer in the north near the coast. Sunny and calm with coastal sea breezes. A warm day inland.
Highs: 19-21 degrees

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A cool start inland with frosts possible around Central Plateau – a Mostly Sunny day though. Light winds but later coastal nor’westers developing.
Highs: 18-20 degrees

Mostly Sunny and warmer with northerlies developing and strengthening later.
High: 15-17 degrees

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny, light winds but brisk Nor’Westers about the sounds and Cook Strait.
Highs: 19-20 degrees

Mostly sunny. Light winds and coastal nor’easters.
Highs: 17-20 degrees

West Coast
Mostly Sunny at first then cloudy areas developing in the south. Light winds with late northerlies.
Highs: 17-19 degrees

Southland & Otago
Sunny at first then clouds build with evening rain. Light winds developing from the north. Warmer than average today.
Highs: 15-20 degrees



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