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Thursday night’s national forecast

A high pressure system sits in the Tasman Sea tonight while a southwesterly airflow lies over the country. Showers easing in the west of both islands tonight, cold southwesterlies ease for most places. Frosty conditions developing in inland South Island areas.

Auckland & Northland
Cloudy periods with occasional showers, easing this evening but the odd shower may still pass through overnight. Southwesterly winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

Bay Of Plenty

Remaining cloud clearing away this evening, west to southwest winds ease
Tonight’s Lows: 7-8

Waikato & Central North Island

Periods of cloud with the odd shower, mostly clearing this evening. West to
southwest winds ease overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 4-6

Eastern North Island

Mainly clear skies with west to southwest winds easing overnight, some
cloud about the Wairarapa breaks away overnight. Cloud may drift into Hawkes Bay
from the south for a time this evening before clearing.
Tonight’s Lows: 4-5


Clear spells with breezy southwesterlies.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-9

Western North Island

Clear spells with westerly winds, easing overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 4


Mainly clear skies, light westerlies tend southerly overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 6-7


Clear skies, cold southwesterlies ease later this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 4-5


Clear skies, westerlies ease this evening.
Tonight’s Low: 1


Mainly clear skies, some cloud possible near the coast for a time this
evening. Cold southwesterlies ease overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: -2-0

West Coast

Cloudy periods with occasional showers, mostly clearing this evening. Cold
southwesterlies ease overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 4

Coastal Otago

Any remaining showers clear this evening, cloud breaks up a little
overnight. Strong southwesterlies ease.
Tonight’s Lows: 4-5

Central Otago

Periods of cloud with any remaining wintry showers (mainly in the south)
clearing this evening. Frosty overnight with clear skies and southwesterlies
Tonight’s Lows: -2-0


Showers with some small hail possible, easing this evening and long dry
spells developing. The odd brief snow flurry about 500m. Strong westerlies ease
Tonight’s Low: 6

Homepage image / Chris Johnson 

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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