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Thursday night’s national forecast

The west to northwest airflow over the country eases slightly this evening and overnight for a time, cloudy areas out west with clear skies in the east. Later in the night a new front moves onto the West Coast of the South Island bringing increasing northwesterly winds and rain in the west.

Auckland & Northland
Areas of cloud with northwesterly breezes.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Some cloud with northwesterly breezes, a spit or two of rain possible overnight about the Waikato and Central North Island.
Tonight’s Lows: 12-13

Eastern North Island
Some high cloud, gusty northwesterly breezes.
Tonight’s Lows: 14-16

Western North Island
Fairly cloudy with gusty northwesterly winds, showers about Kapiti and northern Taranaki.
Tonight’s Low: 14

The odd shower turns to rain tomorrow morning, strong to gale northerlies.
Tonight’s Low: 15

Cloudy with some rain, possibly heavy and thundery at times. Gusty north to northwesterly winds.
Tonight’s Low: 14

Cloudy with occasional rain spreading from the west, strong northwesterlies gale force at times. A few thunderstorms possible about the Sounds.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14

Mainly clear with gusty northwesterlies easing this evening. Northwesterlies pick up again overnight about inland parts of Canterbury and some rain may spread into the foothills by dawn.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

West Coast
Cloudy with the odd shower, thundery and heavy falls about Buller. Overnight heavy thundery rain moves in, especially towards dawn. Northerly winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-11

Coastal Otago
Mainly clear skies with northwesterlies easing this evening, light winds overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 8

Central Otago
Mainly clear skies with west to southwest winds easing this evening, light northerlies overnight. Chance of a shower spreading from the west towards dawn tomorrow.
Tonight’s Lows: 5-6

Mainly clear skies with northwesterlies easing later this evening, chance of a shower towards dawn tomorrow.
Tonight’s Low: 7

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –



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