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Thursday’s national forecast

A ridge brings mainly sunny and settled weather to the South Island today while easing southeasterlies over the North Island bring cloud and the odd easing shower in the east and sunnier conditions out west.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with south to southeasterly breezes, some morning cloud possible for Northland and the Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 17-18
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon, breezy southeasterly winds ease later in the day.
High: 14-15
Eastern North Island
A mostly cloudy day with the odd brief shower, mostly clearing by evening. Breezy southerly winds.
Highs: 13-14
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather. Breezy southerly winds ease later in the day.
High: 13
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light southerlies tending east to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 16
Sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon east to northeast winds.
Highs: 15-16
West Coast
A mainly sunny day with light winds in the morning tending onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-17
Southland & Otago
Sunny areas about Southland with westerly winds, picking up in the afternoon. Mostly sunny elsewhere with light winds.
Highs: 12-19

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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