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Thursday’s national forecast

A westerly airflow lies over the North Island today while a northwesterly airflow builds over the South Island. A front in the Tasman starts to affect the lower South Island later in the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Sunny spells, the odd shower possible mainly morning at which point skies may be a bit cloudier. Westerly winds.
Highs: 19-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Cloud, more frequent in the morning with the chance of a shower then sunny spells more likely in the afternoon. The odd shower may still pass through at any time during the day however. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-18

Eastern North Island

Sunny with light winds in the morning tending northwest after midday. Gisborne and Hawkes Bay see coastal easterlies in the afternoon however.
Highs: 20-22


Sunny spells with northerly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with light winds in the morning then afternoon north to northwesterly breezes.
Highs: 19-22


Any morning cloud clears to mostly sunny weather. East to northeasterly winds near the coast, light winds inland.
High: 17-18

West Coast

Areas of cloud and some sun, chance of a shower now and then also. Some rain moves into South Westland from late afternoon becoming heavy overnight. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago

Mostly sunny then high cloud increases from midday, odd spot of rain from late afternoon or evening. Overnight expect more persistent rain to move into Southland as northerly winds change southwest.
Highs: 16-21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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