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Thursday’s national forecast

A strong northwesterly airflow lies over the South Island and parts of the lower North Island today, lighter winds further north. A familiar pattern over New Zealand with cloudier skies in the west and sunny hot weather out east.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Fairly cloudy with the chance of a shower in the morning, mainly out west. Sunny areas break through in the afternoon. Light north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 22-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Morning cloud with the chance of a shower, afternoon sunny areas. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-23

Eastern North Island

Mainly sunny with light winds.
Highs: 26-28


Cloudy areas with Nor’West winds, becoming strong and gusty from afternoon.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with northwesterly winds picking up in the afternoon. Hot temperatures for Marlborough however relatively a little cooler for Nelson as winds are more of an onshore northerly, still great weather though.
Highs: 21-28


Hot with Nor’West winds picking up in the afternoon, strong about inland areas. Mostly sunny with high cloud later in the day.
Highs: 28-29

West Coast

Fairly cloudy with the chance of the odd shower, heavy rain moves into South Westland overnight. Northerly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Southland & Otago

Sunny areas and increasing high cloud with gusty northwesterly winds, overnight rain.
Highs: 21-25

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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