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Thursday night’s national forecast

Our wind causing, rain drenching front moves off to the northeast of the North Island overnight leaving behind gradually increasing clear spells. Chance of a fog patch or two by dawn however in some areas. In the South Island a westerly airflow leaves the east dry and cool, in the west and south the odd shower continues.

Auckland & Northland
Areas of rain gradually clear this evening with northwesterly winds easing. Winds change light west to southwest overnight with some cloud, chance of some fog about Auckland especially in the south by dawn.
Lows tonight: 9-11

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Patchy areas of rain clearing during the evening with northwesterly winds easing. Winds tend light west to southwest overnight. Some fog forms about sheltered areas, especially inland overnight or towards dawn.
Lows tonight: 6-8

Eastern North Island
Thick high cloud gradually clearing away from the south this evening and overnight, northwesterly winds tend light southwest. Some rain north of Gisborne clears overnight.
Lows tonight: 6-7

Western North Island
West to northwest winds with some cloud, chance of a shower about the Tararuas and northern Taranaki.
Lows tonight: 7-8

Clear spells and some cloud, breezy northerly winds.
Low tonight: 9

Clear spells and some cloud, light west to southwest winds.
Lows tonight: 4-5

Mainly clear, some high cloud possible. West to northwest winds ease this evening.
Lows tonight: 2-3

Mainly clear skies, easterly winds near the coast ease this evening. Could be a frost by dawn in some areas.
Lows tonight: 1-2

West Coast
Some cloud, chance of the odd shower. Light westerlies.
Lows tonight: 4-5

Coastal Otago
Mainly clear with westerly winds easing off a bit this evening but still puffing through overnight.
Low tonight: 4

Central Otago
Mainly clear with some cloud, westerly winds becoming light this evening.
Low tonight: 1

Some cloud with the odd shower clearing later this evening for a time. Brisk westerly winds. Towards dawn tomorrow showers pick up again.
Lows tonight: 3-4

Homepage image / Friday 13th September 2013 6am MSLP map –

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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