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Thursday night’s national forecast

Generally settled across the country tonight with a westerly quarter airflow flowing over New Zealand, a trough moving into the west of the North Island this evening brings heavy showers and thunderstorms however especially about the Taranaki region.

Clear spells with the chance of a shower this evening then clearing, west to northwest winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12


Periods of cloud, showers this evening possibly heavy for a brief time then easing. Showers mostly clear overnight. West to northwest winds.
Tonight’s Low: 12

Bay Of Plenty

Periods of cloud with the odd shower, mostly clearing by midnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

Waikato & Central North Island

Periods of cloud with the odd shower, especially this evening then easing
overnight. Northwesterlies.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-10

Eastern North Island

Mainly clear skies with northwesterlies easing this evening, a few showers
may spread from the west overnight mainly about the Wairarapa.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-11


Showers, heavy with thunderstorms. Northerly winds change westerly around
midnight with showers and storms clearing.
Tonight’s Low: 11

Western North Island

Clear spells, a few showers move in mid to late evening with northwesterly
Tonight’s Lows:

Showers move in this
evening with isolated heavy falls possible, north to northwesterly winds.
Showers clearing overnight with cloud breaking away.

Tonight’s Lows: 10-11


Cloudy areas with some rain for a time this evening then clearing by
midnight, light winds. Skies clearing up overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 6-7


Some high cloud with northwesterlies easing, a period of showers develops
this evening possibly heavy, mainly about the Sounds then clearing by midnight.
Clear skies developing overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 5


High cloud with light winds, high cloud clears away overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 3-4

West Coast

Cloudy areas with occasional showers, northerly winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 7-8

Coastal Otago

High cloud clearing away this evening, light winds.
Tonight’s Low: 4

Central Otago

Mainly clear skies with light northwesterlies.
Tonight’s Low: 3-4


Clear spells, chance of a brief shower this evening then clearing. Mainly
clear skies overnight with northerlies.
Tonight’s Lows: 3-4

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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