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Thursday’s national forecast

A ridge loses its control over the South Island today meaning an end to the severe frosty conditions that have been experienced overnight recently. Meanwhile the North Island sits under a southwesterly airflow.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Sunny areas and some cloud with breezy to brisk southwesterly winds, winds not as strong inland. Cloud a little more frequent about Northland and Auckland during the day.
High: 13-14

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Sunny areas and some cloud with light winds, southwesterlies pick up in the afternoon for coastal areas.
Highs: 10-12

Eastern North Island

Sunny areas increase from morning, southwesterly breezes die away in the evening.
Highs: 12


Sunny areas and some cloud with southerly winds.
Highs: 11-12

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with light winds, a frosty start.
Highs: 10-11


Mainly sunny with a little high cloud after a frosty start, light winds.
High: 10

West Coast

Sunny areas and some cloud, light winds. Chance of a coastal shower or two also otherwise mainly dry. Rain moves into South Westland overnight as northwesterlies build there.
Highs: 10-11

Southland & Otago

Mostly sunny with some increasing high cloud after a frosty start, a few spots of rain possible overnight about Southland and Central Otago. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 6-9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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