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Thursday night’s national forecast

A cool southwesterly airflow still lies over New Zealand tonight, sandwhiched between a low to the southeast of the country and a high in the Tasman Sea. Cloudy with much of the west of both islands, the odd shower about too. Showers or rain continue for Southland and parts of Otago / Canterbury.

Auckland & Northland
Cloudy spells with west to southwest breezes, chance of a brief shower now and then.
Tonight’s Lows: 14-17

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Cloudy spells with westerly breezes, easing during this evening. Chance of the odd shower. Mainly dry about the Bay Of Plenty.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-15

Eastern North Island

Clear spells with some cloud about, northwesterly breezes.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-15

Western North Island

Cloudy spells with brisk to strong westerlies, easing this evneing. The odd
shower possible at times mainly overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14


Mainly clear skies with northwesterly breezes.
Tonight’s Low: 14


A few clouds about, southwesterly breezes.
Tonight’s Low: 13


Clear with a few clouds about, brisk northwesterlies ease this
Tonight’s Low: 12


Cloudy with occasional showers, becoming a little more persistent for a
time this evening (especially near the coast) then easing overnight.
Southwesterly winds. Inland parts of North Canterbury remain mostly dry.
Tonight’s Low: 13

West Coast

Showers with west to southwest breezes.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14

Coastal Otago

Showers, brisk southwesterly winds easing this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 12-13

Central Otago

Showers ease overnight, cool south to southwesterly winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 9-10


Periods of rain with brisk west to southwest winds, easing a little later
this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

Homepage image / Zelda Wynn

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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