A southeasterly airflow eases over the North Island during Thursday, meanwhile a front within this flow moves off to the northeast during the day. Meanwhile the South Island has high pressure and a northeasterly airflow along the east coast, westerlies in the west.
Morning showers clear for the upper North Island, rain about eastern Northland, the Coromandel and Great Barrier Island may be heavy then easing and clearing around midday. Cloud breaks in the afternoon. Breezy east to southeasterly winds for most, strong about some northeastern coastal areas then easing from afternoon.
For the lower North Island in the west, high cloud clears to mostly sunny weather by midday, breezy east to southeasterly winds. Showers ease to drizzle in the morning for the east coast, clearing in the evening. Early heavy rain possibly for Gisborne then easing. The Wairarapa is mainly dry. Breezy southeasterly winds. Sunny spells about Wellington with southeasterly winds.
Sunny about Marlborough with easterly winds, afternoon northeasterlies about Nelson with sunny weather also. Mostly sunny with some high cloud for Canterbury, east to northeasterly winds becoming brisk in the afternoon near the coast. Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud along the West Coast, light winds tend westerly in the afternoon. Overnight showers move into South Westland.
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud for Southland and Otago, light north to northeasterly winds for most although winds becoming brisk about the Otago coast.
Blue – Heavy form of precipitation.
Purple – Strong winds.
Yellow – Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz