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Thursday’s national forecast

Northerly quarter winds increase over the country today, showers or rain for western regions while high cloud develops out east.

Sunny areas and increasing cloud, northwesterly winds. The odd brief shower possible from midday then rain moves in later in the evening.
Highs: 19-20


Mostly cloudy with a period of morning showers then clearing. Chance of a shower again from mid afternoon then rain moves in during the evening. Northerlies.
High: 18

Bay Of Plenty

Mostly cloudy with northerly winds, the odd light shower possible then rain
moves in later in the evening.
High: 15

Central North Island & Waikato

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower and northerly winds, long dry spells too.
Rain moves in later in the evening.
Highs: 13-16

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud, northerly winds. Overnight a
few spells of rain move in from the west.
Highs: 15-16


Cloudy with a few showers from late morning, evening rain. Freshening
northerly winds.
Highs: 14-15

Western North Island

Cloudy periods with northerly winds, a few afternoon showers then
High: 16


Cloud increasing from morning, mostly cloudy from afternoon with northerly
winds freshening. A few spots of rain possible from midday otherwise more likely
later in the evening.
Highs: 13-14


Mostly cloudy with northerly winds, spots of rain becoming more frequent in
the afternoon then expect more persistent rain in the evening.
High: 14


Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, northerly winds freshen. From late
afternoon or evening spells of rain start spreading from the west then easing
High: 16


Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, freshening northeasterly winds.
Later in the evening northeasterlies ease.
High: 14

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with the odd drizzle patch possible, northeasterlies. Showers
develop after midday then by evening expect rain.
High: 13

Coastal Otago

Sunny areas and high cloud thickening from morning, freshening
northeasterly winds. A few spots of rain develop later in the evening.
High: 12

Central Otago

High cloud thickens from morning, northerly winds. Late afternoon / evening
a few spots of rain move through.
Highs: 12-13


High cloud thickens from morning with northeasterly winds, a few showers
develop mid to late afternoon then clear in the evening.
High: 14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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