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Thursday’s national forecast

A northeasterly airflow gradually builds over New Zealand today while a low pressure system brews in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Sunny spells, cloud thickens in the evening with the chance of a late shower in the west. Northerly winds.
Highs: 21-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, light winds tend west to northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-23

Eastern North Island

Mainly sunny with some high cloud at times, light winds tend easterly in the afternoon.
Highs: 21-24


Mostly cloudy, chance of a morning shower otherwise mainly dry. Northerly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Some morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, north to northeasterly winds pick up a little after midday.
High: 20


Cloudy with easterly winds, chance of a light shower or two mainly about South Canterbury and perhaps Mid Canterbury. Easterly winds freshening in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-16

West Coast

Patchy rain about South Westland, only the chance of a shower further north. North Westland may even see a few sunny spells. All shower activity clears in the evening then overnight rain moves in for all. Northerly winds.
Highs: 18-22

Southland & Otago

Morning rain then easing to the odd patchy shower around midday which clears evening, overnight further rain moves in. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 11-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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