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Thursday night’s national forecast

A slow moving low pressure system is bringing showers to many areas this evening about the North Island, anywhere north of the Wellington region and south of Northland could see thunderstorms. Conditions ease overnight. For the South Island it is fairly calm once again after a sunny day in the far south, a few showers catch Marlborough however clearing overnight.

Showers, some may be heavy then easing later this evening becoming few and far between overnight. Showers may become heavy again later in the night about the northwest of the region. West to southwest winds.
Tonight’s Low: 11

Showers, some heavy with possible thunderstorms and hail then clearing later this evening. Light winds.
Tonight’s Low: 11

Central North Island, Waikato, Bay Of Plenty
Showers, some heavy with possibly thunderstorms and hail then clearing later this evening for inland areas, the odd shower hanging about the coast through Bay Of Plenty. Skies clearing up overnight inland with the chance of some fog. Easterlies ease later this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-13

Eastern North Island
Sunny spells and high cloud with easterly breezes, heavy showers with thunderstorms further inland. Showers ease in the evening becoming a little more widespread but patchy, easterly winds ease overnight also.
Tonight’s Low: 12

Western North Island
Showers north of about Wanganui, heavy with possible thunderstorms then clearing later this evening. Clear spells elsewhere with some cloud. Cloud breaking up further overnight. East to southeast winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-12

Mostly cloudy with any remaining showers clearing this evening, southerly winds ease overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 12-13

Any remaining showers clear this evening, cloud areas overnight break up a little. Southeasterly breezes.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

Fairly cloudy with some patchy rain or drizzle, clearing overnight. Southeasterly winds.
Tonight’s Low: 12

Mainly clear skies overnight although there may be some cloud from later this evening north of Banks Peninsula. Chance of a drizzle patch overnight from this cloud also. Northeasterlies brisk about the coast east later.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-12

West Coast
Mainly clear skies with southwesterlies near the coast easing this evening. Some cloud north of Westport.
Tonight’s Lows: 9-10

Mainly clear skies overnight with northeasterlies near the coast and light southwesterlies inland easing this evening. Some high cloud possible overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 8-10

Clear this evening with south to southwest winds easing, some cloud develops overnight with light westerlies.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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