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Thursday’s national forecast

Mainly sunny today over New Zealand with southwesterlies dying away for most this morning although persisting for much of the day for some North Island regions. A ridge lies over the country extending out for an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Periods of cloud and sunny spells for Northland and Auckland with the low risk of a brief shower now and then pushing onto western areas. Mainly sunny skies elsewhere. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-21

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly sunny with light winds in the morning then picking up from the
westerly quarter around midday. Cloud a little more frequent during the day
about northern Taranaki.
Highs: 16-18

Eastern North Island

A mostly sunny day with breezy southwesterlies easing and dying out in the
evening, there may be some cloud and an early clearing shower for the likes of
the Wairarapa coastline and Mahia Peninsula.
Highs: 17-19


Early cloud clears to a mostly sunny day, southerlies tend northerly in the
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon north to northeasterly
Highs: 17-18


Sunny weather, southwesterly winds ease during the morning then tending
east to northeast along the coast in the afternoon.
High: 15

West Coast

Mostly sunny in the morning then a few clouds drift in from afternoon,
light westerlies. A cold start to the day further inland away from the
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago

Any early morning cloud clears to a sunny day, light westerly quarter winds
tending northeast in the afternoon along the Otago coastline. Cloud thickens
Highs: 13-14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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