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Thursday’s national forecast

Mainly settled conditions over the North Island today however expect areas of cloud in the west. Cloud and drizzle patches slowly move north over the South Island, some rain about South Westland eases by midday.

Auckland & Northland
Cloudy spells with the odd sunny break from afternoon, brisk southwesterly breezes ease later in the evening. Expect longer sunny spells for Northland especially in the east where skies are likely to be mostly sunny, southwesterlies will still puff through but not likely to be as brisk as Auckland.
Highs: 23-25

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Sunny with a few clouds, light winds tend southwesterly. Later in the
evening winds swing round to the southeast. About the Waikato expect some
morning cloud which then breaks to sunny spells, winds tend southwesterly there
for much of the day.
Highs: 25-26

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny about the Wairarapa, sunny spells and some cloud further
north. Light winds tend easterly in the afternoon for most. From evening
southerlies freshen about the Wairarapa bringing increasing cloud and the chance
of a light shower overnight.
Highs: 23-25

Western North Island

Morning cloud clears to a mostly sunny afternoon, northerly breezes tend
southeasterly by evening. About Taranaki expect sunny spells and some cloud for
much of the day with breezy southwesterlies, winds tend southeasterly there
later in the evening.
Highs: 21-24


Mostly sunny with northerly breezes, some early cloud clears. In the
afternoon southerlies freshen bringing cloudy periods. Chance of an overnight
light shower or two.
High: 21


Sunny with early cloud clearing, southwesterlies tend northerly in the
Highs: 22-24


Mostly sunny with light winds tending easterly by midday, early high cloud
clearing. Southerlies freshen in the evening bringing some cloud, risk of a
shower too mainly near the coast.
Highs: 22-24


Southerlies about South Canterbury move into North Canterbury by late
morning bringing increasing cloud and some drizzle patches, mainly later in the
day and especially about the foothills. Conditions near the coast may remain
fairly dry.
Highs: 18-21

West Coast

Cloudy spells with light winds, chance of a drizzle patch mainly in the
morning. Some rain about South Westland eases away around midday.
Highs: 18-19


Morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny by mid afternoon,
southerly breezes die out in the evening. Coolest temperatures near the
Highs: 15-21


Rain clears by mid morning then sunny spells increase, becoming mostly
sunny by midday. Southwesterly breezes tend northwest at night.
High: 16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


guest on 29/01/2014 4:09pm

What a crap month southwesterlies day after day.bring on winter,it wasnt that then.

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