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Thursday’s national forecast

A large high is moving across New Zealand bringing light winds and more dry weather to central areas. A nor’west flow over the South Island will build today, pushing temperatures up into the late 20s or even 30 in places like Canterbury.  It will be much warmer in Otago and Southland today, compared to the start of the week – however this evening a cold front is likely to push into Southland and Otago bringing some rain.

Showers in the north of the country finally fade out – just the risk of a light remaining isolated shower along the eastern side of Northland.


Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud with light easterlies.  A very light shower possible in eastern Northland. 
Highs: 25 or 26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly Sunny with light winds or a light easterly breeze. Hot inland. 
Highs: 24 to 26

Eastern North Island
Light NE winds, a mix of sun and cloud.
Highs: 22 or 23

A mix of sun and cloud with light northerlies.
High:  22

Marlborough & Nelson
Centre of the high is smack bang over the top of these regions, so light winds, afternoon sea breezes. Mostly Sunny, a few cloudy areas here and there.
Highs: 23 – 25

High cloud increasing later otherwise mostly sunny with hot winds from the northerly quarter.
Highs: 26 to 31

West Coast
A mix of sun and cloud, NW winds.
Highs: 23 – 25

Southland & Otago
A warm day with increasing nor’westers. Clouds thickening and patchy rain moving in at night, heaviest in Southland.
Highs: 18 – 20



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