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Thursday’s national forecast

A ridge brings mainly settled weather to much of New Zealand today however still some showery weather affecting the peripheries like Northland (heavy rain possible first thing in the east), east coast of the North Island and Southland at the other end of the country.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Sunny for most after a cold start for inland areas. Early rain (possibly heavy) about Northland especially in the east, also perhaps about Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel easing to showers and clearing by midday with sunny areas in the afternoon. South to southeasterly breezes.
Highs: 14-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mainly sunny with southeasterly breezes.
Highs: 12-14

Eastern North Island

A few showers skimming in the coast then pushing a little more on land during the afternoon before clearing later in the evening. Showers hang about Gisborne overnight however. Cold southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-14


Any morning showers clear then sunny areas increase with cold southerlies, dying out in the evening.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with light winds.
High: 13


Any early showers (mainly coastal i.e. Banks Peninsula) clear otherwise mostly sunny weather, Sou’West winds die away in the morning. A frosty start inland.
Highs: 13

West Coast

Sunny with light winds.
Highs: 12-13

Southland & Otago

Cloudy areas about Southland with the chance of a shower or two otherwise mainly dry, sunny elsewhere. Westerly winds.
Highs: 9-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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