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Thursday’s national forecast

A front clears most of the North Island this morning with sunny areas then increasing, for the South Island expect south to southwesterly winds, a few showers clearing the far south this morning then pushing into Canterbury this afternoon. Showers on the West Coast gradually clear.

Periods of rain with northwesterlies changing southwest in the morning, rain mostly clears afternoon with cloud breaking later in the evening. Rain may hang about far northeastern parts of the region through till overnight.
Highs: 16-17


Early showers clear then cloud breaks in the afternoon to sunny spells,
southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Bay Of Plenty

Rain clears by mid morning then mostly sunny weather develops in the
afternoon, southwesterly winds.
High: 19

Waikato & Central North Island

Early rain clears then sunny spells increase, southwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-18

Eastern North Island

Any early showers clear then expect sunny spells with west to southwest
winds, tending more southerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-20


A mix of sunny spells and some cloud, southwesterly winds.
High: 17

Western North Island

Early cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, westerlies ease away in the
High: 17


Sunny with northwesterly winds, southerlies freshen in the afternoon
bringing some cloud.
High: 16-17


Sunny with southwesterly winds, easing in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-19


Mostly sunny with westerly winds, east to southeast winds push in during
the afternoon with some cloud gradually developing. Chance of a shower late
afternoon / evening.
High: 20


Sunny early on, southerlies freshen mid to late morning bringing cloudy
periods. Chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening, mainly inland about
the foothills otherwise dry. Southerlies die out in the evening then cloud
breaks up a little overnight.
Highs: 13-14

West Coast

Showers clear in the afternoon as northwesterly winds change southwest,
sunny spells gradually develop.
High: 14

Coastal Otago

Early morning showers possibly heavy with hail and snow to 400m clearing
then sunny spells increase. Fresh cold southwesterlies die out in the
Highs: 12

Central Otago

Early showers clear then mostly sunny, cold southwesterlies ease in the
High: 12-13


Early showers clear then sunny spells increase, cold southwesterlies ease
in the evening.
High: 12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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