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Thursday’s national forecast

A west to southwest airflow flows over the country today, showers affect most areas for a time but a long dry period can be expected for most regions during the day also with some sun.

Sunny spells with brisk to strong southwesterlies, easing in the evening. Chance of an early shower mainly in the west otherwise dry.
Highs: 17-18


Morning showers possibly heavy with hail easing across the day, a few sunny spells gradually increase. Strong southwesterlies with a risk of gales in exposed areas then easing in the evening.
High: 16-17

Bay Of Plenty

Morning cloud with the chance of a shower or two then mostly sunny in the
afternoon, strong west to southwest winds.
Highs: 18-19

Central North Island & Waikato

Showers, possibly heavy with hail clear around midday. Then expect sunny
spells with strong west to southwest winds which ease in the evening.
Highs: 16-17

Eastern North Island

Some morning cloud with the chance of a shower, fresh southwesterlies.
Mostly sunny by midday with winds tending gusty westerly.
Highs: 19-20

Western North Island

Morning showers possibly heavy with hail ease then clear, expect sunny
spells by midday with strong west to southwesterly winds.
High: 16


Mostly sunny with west to southwest winds easing in the morning, brisk
northwesterlies from afternoon.
High: 17


Mostly sunny with brisk southwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-19


Sunny with westerly winds.
Highs: 20-21


Mostly sunny with southwesterly winds at first tending northwest in the
afternoon. Northwesterlies gusty at times especially inland.
High: 20

West Coast

Showers, mainly afternoon onwards. Strong west to southwest winds.
Highs: 13-14

Coastal Otago

Morning sunny spells with brisk westerlies, occasional showers from midday
as winds tend more southwest.
Highs: 16-17

Central Otago

Sunny areas and increasing cloud, northwesterlies freshen. Scattered rain
from afternoon mainly in the west with drier conditions out east.
High: 14


Mostly cloudy with breezy WNW winds tending strong WSW around midday,
occasional showers.
Highs: 13-14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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