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Thursday’s national forecast

A gentle southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, most places are dry and sunny although later in the evening a southwest change moves onto the lower South Island bringing a few showers. Showers also affect Auckland, Northland and possibly the Waikato.

Periods of cloud with occasional showers, especially in the west with long dry spells out east. Southwsterly winds.
Highs: 14-15


Sunny spells with southwesterly winds, a few early showers mainly in the
west clearing then later in the evening the odd shower moves in again.
High: 14

Bay Of Plenty

Sunny with light southwesterlies.
High: 14

Waikato & Central North Island

Mostly sunny with light winds tending westerly or southwest. There is the
low risk of an afternoon shower or two about the Waikato.
Highs: 11-13

Eastern North Island

Sunny with light southwesterlies, there could be an early clearing shower
about Gisborne. Light SW winds easing away in the evening.
High: 13


Mostly sunny with light winds, southwesterlies freshen overnight with the
chance of a shower mainly in the south.
High: 13

Western North Island

Mostly sunny with light northwesterlies, evening cloud thickens.
High: 12


Sunny with light winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with light winds.
High: 13


Mostly sunny with light winds.
High: 11

West Coast

Sunny with light winds tending southwest, some evening cloud builds with
the chance of a late shower.
High: 12

Coastal Otago

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, southwesterly winds.
High: 10

Central Otago

Periods of cloud and the odd sunny spells, light westerlies. Overnight
winds change southwest with a few showers.
Highs: 5-7


Any early showers clear then expect periods of cloud with westerly winds,
westerlies freshen mid afternoon onwards then a late evening southwest change
brings showers.
High: 9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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