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Thursday’s national forecast

A ridge lies over most of New Zealand today, a few weak fronts affect the far south and the West Coast of the South Island. Meanwhile the North Island is fairly settled although there may be some clearing morning rain for Northland.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with Southeasterly winds. The Bay Of Plenty may see a light Northerly during the afternoon. Northland is a different story; morning rain clears and remains mostly cloudy with Sou’East winds.

Highs: 19-21
Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Sunny with West to Northwesterly winds. Southeasterlies about Taranaki ease, dying out in the afternoon.

Highs: 19-20

Eastern North Island

Mainly sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon East to Northeast breezes.

Highs: 17-19
Sunny with North to Northwesterly winds.

High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with light winds, afternoon easterlies for Marlborough.

Highs: 19-21


Sunny with light East to Nor’East winds near the coast, light winds inland.

Highs: 18-19

West Coast
Sunny areas with West to Southwesterly winds, some rain about Fiordland breaks off in the morning then slowly moves northwards along the coast during the day.

Highs: 16
Southland & Otago

Mostly cloud about Southland with breezy Westerly winds, chance of a shower or two mainly early morning. Otago sees sunny areas and West to Southwest winds.
Highs: 16-17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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