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NZ’s Thursday forecast: Heat in the north east & rain fades in the west

A cold front moves slowly up the western North Island and falls apart even more today and overnight disintegrates even more.

Winds are light for many parts of New Zealand but the nor’west flow in the eastern North Island coupled with sunny weather could push temperatures into the late 20s. Clouds may roll through later from the west dropping temperatures and perhaps bringing a shower or a few spits of rain. 

Most places are mild nationwide.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud and mainly dry with north to north east breezes.
Highs: 23 to 26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Patchy areas of showers head northwards, most likely the bulk of the wet weather will lie between Taranaki and Waitomo – it is not widespread or hugely soaking.  Winds fairly light from the west.
Highs: 17 to 21

Eastern North Island
A hot day for some with NW winds and mostly sunny. Hot in northern Hawke’s Bay where it may approach closer to the late 20s but where clouds may build later and produce a shower.
Highs: 22 to 28


A mix of sun and cloud with light winds, tilting nor’west in the afternoon.
High: 19 to 21

Marlborough & Nelson

A pleasant day with a mix of sun and cloud and light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 21 to 23

West Coast
A mix of sun and cloud with light winds.
High: 18 to 20

Dry with a mix of sun and cloud. Light winds, mainly from the southerly quarter.
Highs: 17 to 20

Southland & Otago
Dry or mainly dry with light winds, perhaps leaning westerly. A bit cloudy in the south.
Highs: 18 to 22

– Image / 1pm temperature map 



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