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Thursday night’s national forecast

A ridge still lies over the North Island tonight but some cloud will develop in the west particularly in the southwest where the odd light shower may develop about Taranaki and Kapiti. The South Island stays mainly dry in the east with overnight showers pushing into Southland and Central Otago. The West Coast sees drizzle or patchy rain.

Auckland & Northland
Mainly clear with some cloud overnight, west to southwest winds ease this evening.
Lows tonight: 9-11

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Some cloud about the Waikato and Central North Island, mainly clear skies about the Bay Of Plenty. Light winds tend westerly.
Lows tonight: 5-9

Eastern North Island
Mainly clear skies with light winds, easterlies just on the coast will ease this evening.
Lows tonight: 7-9

Western North Island
Mostly cloudy with north to northwesterly breezes, about northern Taranaki and Kapiti there may be a light shower overnight.
Lows tonight: 9-12

Cloudy with brisk northerlies, chance spot of rain otherwise mainly dry.
Low tonight: 13

Cloudy with northerly breezes. Chance spot of rain at times.
Low tonight: 12

High cloud, northwesterly winds ease in the evening.
Low tonight: 11

Mainly clear skies, some high cloud about North Canterbury. Light winds tend northerly or northwest.
Lows tonight: 8-9

West Coast
Patchy rain or drizzle with light northerlies.
Lows tonight: 10-11

Coastal Otago
Some high cloud develops later this evening, light north to northeasterly winds.
Low tonight: 9

Southland & Central Otago
High cloud with northwesterly winds, mid way through the night winds change westerly bringing a period of showers.
Lows tonight: 5-8

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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