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Thursday’s national forecast

Strong north to northwesterly winds lie over the country today, showery conditions in the west and mainly dry out east. Auckland and Northland remain mainly dry.

Auckland & Northland
Sunny spells with westerly winds, freshening in the afternoon. Cloud thickens later.
High: 21

Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with westerly winds, cloud thickens overnight.
High: 23

Waikato & Central North Island

Sunny spells with brisk westerly winds, cloud thickens from late afternoon
then there could be a shower or two in the evening.
Highs: 19-21

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny weather, some early high cloud clearing then increasing again
mid afternoon onwards. Breezy northwesterlies gusty about the Wairarapa.
Highs: 24-25

Western North Island

Brisk west to northwest winds, a few showers from midday then clearing in
the evening.
High: 19


Sunny spells with strong to gale northwesterly winds, a few brief showers
pass through early afternoon.
High: 18


Morning cloud with a few showers clearing, mostly sunny by midday. Gusty
northwesterly winds.
High: 20


Morning cloud with the chance of a shower then sunny by midday, strong
northwesterlies possibly gusting to gale at times then easing in the
High: 23


Sunny with a little high cloud, mainly early morning then clearing. Gusty
northwesterly winds, strong about North Canterbury.
High: 23

West Coast

Early rain easing to showers, showers pick up again in the evening with
thunderstorms / hail possible. Brisk westerly winds.
Highs: 14-15

Coastal Otago

Sunny areas and some cloud with gusty westerlies, strong at times PM with
the risk of a shower.
High: 16

Central Otago

Periods of cloud with brisk westerly winds, the odd brief shower possible
mainly in the west and south of the district.
Highs: 12-13


Strong westerly winds with a risk of winds gusting to gale at times, cloudy
periods and the odd shower about.
High: 12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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