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Thursday’s national forecast

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas this morning, isolated showers develop this afternoon some of which may become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later this evening. Light winds, afternoon sea breezes for coastal areas. Bay Of Plenty especially in the east may see areas of heavy rain this morning then easing this afternoon and evening.
Highs: 27-29
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas with southerly breezes, a few isolated showers may move through Taranaki and the Central North Island late afternoon / evening.
Highs: 26-30
Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with south to southwesterly breezes, the odd light shower or two across the day. Northern Hawkes Bay and especially Gisborne / East Cape sees heavy rain, torrential falls possible then gradually easing across this afternoon and evening. South to southwesterly winds becoming strong about coastal areas later this afternoon / evening.
Highs: 23-24
Morning showers clearing away, remaining mostly cloudy. Southerly winds.
High: 18-19
Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud breaks to a few sunny areas, breezy east to southeasterly winds ease in the evening.
Highs: 20-22
Mostly cloudy, some drizzle possible mainly morning. Southerly breezes. 
High: 17
West Coast
Mainly cloudy with the odd shower, a few showers picking up in intensity from late afternoon for a time then clearing away.
Highs: 19-20
Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas with breezy east to southeasterly winds, chance of a drizzle patch at times.
Highs: 12-19

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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