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Thursday night’s national forecast

Heavy showers and thunderstorms west of Lake Taupo ease later this evening, many other areas can expect mostly cloudy weather with the odd shower about. Some will remain mainly dry like Southland, South Westland and Otago.

Auckland & Northland
Periods of cloud with light north to northeasterly winds, the odd shower about too mostly clearing this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 14-16

Bay Of Plenty

Mainly cloudy with the odd shower, light winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 16-17

Waikato & Central North Island

Heavy falls and thunderstorms west of Lake Taupo clearing later this
evening or overnight. Elsewhere expect cloudy skies and the odd shower. Light
Tonight’s Lows: 12-14

Eastern North Island

Cloudy with east to northeast winds, the odd shower. About East Cape rain
moves in overnight spread southwards into northern Hawkes Bay by dawn, heavy
falls are possible.
Tonight’s Lows: 14-16

Western North Island

Cloudy with the odd shower south of Palmerston North clearing this evening,
southeasterlies ease. Further north expect heavy falls and thunderstorms,
clearing later this evening or overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 14-15


Cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle, brisk to strong southerlies ease this
evening and overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 13


Cloudy with light winds, the odd drizzle patch possible overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14


Cloudy with periods of rain, easing a little overnight. Easterly
Tonight’s Low: 13


Cloudy with east to northeast breezes, the odd drizzle patch north of about
Ashburton overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

West Coast

Fairly cloudy with light winds. A few showers about, clearing to above
Westport tonight.
Tonight’s Lows: 12-13

Coastal Otago

Mostly cloudy skies with east to northeast breezes.
Tonight’s Low: 10-11

Central Otago

High cloud with light winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 5-6


Periods of cloud with light easterlies.
Tonight’s Low: 6

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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