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Thursday’s national forecast

A ridge brings improving weather for the South Island today while for the North Island an easterly quarter airflow delivers rain, especially in the east.

Periods of cloud and a few sunny spells, light winds tend southeaterly late afternoon. Chance of a few brief morning showers then again overnight.
Highs: 17-18


Cloudy spells with brisk east to southeasterly winds developing by midday, the odd shower, mainly in the north then clearing evening.
Highs: 16

Bay Of Plenty

Rain with heavy falls, easing in the evening. Brisk easterlies.
High: 15

Waikato & Central North Island

Rain, heavier in eastern parts of these regions at first then easing from
late morning, brisk east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-14

Eastern North Island

Rain with brisk easterlies, wind easing from late evening. Heavy falls
possible at times mainly about Hawkes Bay and more so Gisborne.
Highs: 14


Rain eases clearing early afternoon, cloud breaks in the evening. Brisk
southeasterlies ease overnight.
Highs: 14

Western North Island
Morning showers
clear, cloud breaks late afternoon or evening. Brisk southeasterlies ease during
the day.

High: 14


Patchy rain or drizzle, dry spells too. Breezy southeasterly winds, easing
High: 13


Morning showers clear with cloud breaking late afternoon or evening, breezy
southeasterlies ease later in the day.
High: 14


Morning drizzle clears, cloud breaks later in the evening. Breezy easterly
winds ease overnight.
High: 13


Early drizzle clears, cloudy spells with northeasterly winds.
High: 12

West Coast

Sunny with southeasterly winds, morning high cloud clears.
Highs: 14-15

Coastal Otago

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells. Breezy northeasterlies die out in the
High: 12

Central Otago

Sunny after early cloud clears, light winds.
Highs: 8-9


Sunny after early cloud clears, northeasterlies tend northwest later in the
High: 11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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