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Thursday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, warmer weather in the east of both Islands. Getting a little unstable about Northland this afternoon with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon sea breezes. Cloud builds a little in the afternoon for some, especially about Northland where there is the chance of a few isolated showers, possibly heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later in the evening.
Highs: 26-27
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and mainly dry with west to northwest winds.
Highs: 22-25
Eastern North Island
Sunny with north to northwesterly winds for most, east to northeast winds about parts of coastal Hawkes Bay this afternoon.
Highs: 22-28
Sunny areas and some cloud with breezy north to nor’west winds.
High: 20
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud with north to northwesterly breezes, especially in the afternoon.
Highs: 23-28
A few spots of rain about mainly this morning, plenty of high cloud not breaking away till late afternoon or evening. North to northwesterly winds perhaps tending northeast for a time this afternoon along the coast.
Highs: 25-28
West Coast
Mostly cloudy with northwesterly winds, the odd drizzle patch possible otherwise mainly dry. Some rain for Fiordland.
Highs: 19-20
Southland & Otago
Any early spots of rain clear then high cloud breaks to sunny areas by midday, light northwesterlies for most. East to northeast breezes for coastal Otago.
Highs: 19-23

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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