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Thursday’s national forecast

Showers clear the South Island this morning then the North Island generally speaking late afternoon or evening. A cold southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand but will ease in the south.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Morning showers ease with a few stragglers continuing through the afternoon, Northland and the Bay Of Plenty see long dry areas from afternoon with some sun breaking through. Brisk to strong west to southwest winds.
Highs: 16-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Showers with winds changing southwest in the morning, showers clear by evening.
Highs: 12-14

Eastern North Island

Dry at first with high cloud, winds change southwest during the morning with showers sweeping northwards then clearing in the evening.
Highs: 13-14


Showers, clearing around midday. Sunny areas develop in the afternoon, breezy southerly winds.
High: 11

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning showers clear then becoming mostly sunny around midday, southerly winds ease and die out in the evening.
Highs: 14-15


Morning showers clear then sunny areas develop in the afternoon. Southwesterlies ease.
High: 11

West Coast

Early showers clear then becoming mostly sunny by midday, southwesterly winds die out early afternoon.
High: 13

Southland & Otago

Any morning showers clear then sunny areas increase with westerly winds, cloud a little more frequent in coastal areas. Rain moves in overnight on a southwest change.
Highs: 10-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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