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Thursday night’s national forecast

A south to southeasterly airflow eases over the country tonight, western regions once again are mainly dry and there may be a few showers out east although they will ease this evening for many too. 

Auckland & Northland
Mainly clear skies with breezy southwesterlies tending southeast later this evening, as those winds change southeast there is the chance of some cloud and a brief shower otherwise remaining dry. Early on this evening about Northland expect a few showers to clear away.
Tonight’s Lows: 4-5

Bay Of Plenty

Areas of cloud break away this evening, skies clear by midnight.
Southeasterly winds ease later.
Tonight’s Low: 2

Waikato & Central North Island

Clear spells, areas of cloud break away to clear skies overnight.
Southeasterly winds. Any showers about southern parts of the Central North
Island clearing away this evening.
Tonight’s Low: -1-0

Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, a few light snow
flurries to 400m. Amounts of snow will be very minor with hardly if any
settling. Cold southwesterlies.

Tonight’s Lows: 3-4


Clear spells with strong southeasterly winds, cloud more abundant in
southern parts of the region.
Tonight’s Lows: 4-5

Western North Island

Cloudy areas with the odd shower possible, cool south to southwesterly
Tonight’s Low: 2

Mostly cloudy with a few
showers, strong to gale southerly winds ease a little overnight.

Tonight’s Low: 5


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


Clear spells with southerlies easing overnight.
Tonight’s Low: -1


Periods of cloud with a few coastal showers easing then mostly clearing
overnight. Clearer skies inland with colder overnight lows. Southwesterly
Tonight’s Lows: -1-2

West Coast

Clear skies with light winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 0-1

Coastal Otago

Areas of cloud breaking this evening to manly clear skies overnight,
southwesterlies ease.
Tonight’s Low: 4

Central Otago

Areas of cloud, particularly in the south and east. Clearer skies in the
northwest of the region. South to southwesterly winds ease this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: -2-0


Cloudy periods with west to southwest winds, chance of a shower or
Tonight’s Low: 4

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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