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Thursday’s national forecast

A southerly airflow over the South Island spreads onto the lower North Island this morning. Showers or rain for much of New Zealand, with areas of snow about the Canterbury and Marlborough high country. The West Coast of the South Island Greymouth southwards is the spot to be with mainly sunny conditions.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Areas of rain or showers (rain more likely Auckland northwards), easing during the day and clearing by evening, west to northwesterly breezes.
Highs: 14-15

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of showers or rain with southeasterly winds spreading to most areas by afternoon.

Highs: 11-14

Eastern North Island

A mainly sunny morning then showers push northwards in the afternoon with a southerly change.
Highs: 13-15

Showers with southerly winds picking up from morning, with snow flurries to 700m by midday then lowering to 500m overnight.

Highs: 9-10

Marlborough & Nelson

Showers, easing in the evening or perhaps even clearing for some. Snow flurries to 600m in the morning lowering to 400m in the evening before clearing. Cold southerly winds.
Highs: 10-11


Showers and cold southerly winds, then showers clear in the evening. Snow to 400m in the morning then lowering to 200m in the evening before clearing.
High: 7-8

West Coast

Mainly sunny weather with breezy southeasterly winds. Westport northwards brings some cloud and a few showers which clear in the evening.
Highs: 9-12

Southland & Otago

Apart from early showers and snow flurries to 300m it may be a fairly dry day. There’s a chance though that the odd shower and snow flurry to low levels (200 to 100m) may hang about till evening. Mostly cloudy with a sunny spell or two possible in the afternoon. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 6-7

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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