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Thursday night’s national forecast

A ridge moves onto the country overnight with skies clearing for many and winds easing, this can mean a cold night ahead though especially inland areas.

Auckland & Northland
Areas of cloud with southwesterly breezes changing lighter south to
southeast overnight, low risk of the occasional shower this evening.
Tonight’s Low: 13

Central North Island, Waikato &
Bay Of Plenty

Showers about the Central North Island, some heavy with possible
thunderstorms in the east clearing this evening as a southerly change develops.
Skies clearing up overnight. Some cloud about the Waikato this evening, chance
of a late shower in the east as winds tend southerly. Mostly clear about the Bay
Of Plenty with westerlies, chance of a late evening shower especially in the
east as winds change southeasterly.
Tonight’s Lows: 7-12

Eastern North Island

Cloudy areas with southwesterly breezes. Showers, some heavy with
thunderstorms and hail and Hawkes Bay and Gisborne clearing later this
Tonight’s Low: 10

Western North Island

Remaining showers clear this evening then becoming mainly clear after
midnight, southeasterly winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-10


Areas of cloud with brisk southerlies easing overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 11

Showers clearing this
evening with northeasterlies easing, ligth winds overnight with skies clearing

Tonight’s Low: 13


Cloudy areas with southerly breezes, the odd shower mainly inland clearing
later this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12


Southerly winds die out later this evening, light winds overnight. Areas of
cloud break away during the night.
Tonight’s Lows: 7-8

West Coast

Mainly clear skies with southwesterlies easing this evening.
Tonight’s Low: 11

Coastal Otago

Areas of cloud slowly breaking up overnight, brisk southwesterlies ease
later this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-9

Central Otago

Mainly clear with southerlies dying out overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 7-8


Cloudy areas breaking up overnight as southwesterlies ease, high cloud then
moves in however.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-9

Homepage image / Zelda Wynn 

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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