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Thursday’s national forecast

An anticyclone brings mostly sunny weather to the South Island today, some morning cloud about Canterbury burns away. A southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island with a low pressure system centres just to the north.

Cloudy with easterlies freshening from morning, showers at times with areas of precipitation (i.e. rain) more frequent in the east and far north
Highs: 22-24


Cloudy areas and a few sunny spells at times, easterlies freshen from
morning. Conditions mainly dry but about the Coromandel and perhaps northern
parts of Auckland there may be the odd light shower at times.
Highs: 23

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells with east to southeast breezes.

Highs: 20-25

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy with southeasterly breezes, drizzle patches or the odd shower
in the morning. Long dry spells in the afternoon. Later in the evening the odd
shower may return.
Highs: 19-20

Western North Island

Sunny with some cloud about, southeasterly breezes.
Highs: 19-23


Sunny spells with south to southeasterly breezes, any early showers
High: 17


Mostly sunny with east to southeast breezes.
Highs: 19-20


Sunny spells with brisk east to southeasterly winds, easing later in the
High: 18


Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells in the afternoon, easterlies develop
this morning.
Highs: 17-19

West Coast

Sunny with light winds, afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 19-21

Coastal Otago

Mostly sunny with east to northeast breezes developing in the
Highs: 16-17

Southland & Central Otago

Sunny with light winds in the morning, tending southerly or southeasterly
in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – 


Duncan on 6/02/2014 12:00am

Hi, i notice your long range forecast for Wellington is for settled weather for the next 5 days yet the Metservice is for rubbish for the same period….i hope you guys are right!!

sw on 6/02/2014 12:57am

Wellington tends to be settled in an easterly flow though if it tends southeast then it stirs it up.

Duncan on 6/02/2014 3:23am

Yes SW, but what i am talking about is that the Weatherwatch forecast for Wellington for the next 5 days is for basically fine, but the Metservice ( am i allowed to say metservice on here?) same 5 day forecast is for rain.

I hope Weatherwatch is right.



WW Forecast Team on 6/02/2014 4:05am

Hi Duncan, Wellington forecasted has been updated.


Duncan on 6/02/2014 6:18am

OMG so the Metservice was on the ball??

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