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Thursday’s national forecast

A westerly airflow lies over the North Island today while a northwest airflow strengthens over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly cloudy (although some sun possible about Northland), risk of a shower especially about the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty otherwise mainly dry. Brisk Westerly winds.
Highs: 20-23
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain, easing to a few showers in the afternoon which clear evening. Breezy to brisk westerly winds.
Highs: 20-21
Eastern North Island
Thick high cloud with a few areas of rain, drying out in the afternoon with some sun gradually breaking through as northwesterly winds change southwest. Rain may take a little longer to clear about Gisborne.
Highs: 22-25
Some morning rain then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, breezy north to northwesterly winds.
High: 21
Marlborough & Nelson
Any early showers clear then mostly sunny with light winds, north to northwesterly winds pick up from afternoon and high cloud increases in the evening.
Highs: 23-25
Mainly sunny with high cloud increasing later in the day, chance spot of rain overnight. North to northeasterly winds from afternoon.
Highs: 23-25
West Coast
Early rain clears to sunny spell, southwesterlies ease. Further showers move in late afternoon turning to rain in the evening as northwesterlies freshen.
Highs: 18-19
Southland & Otago
Any early showers clear then expect sunny areas and thickening high cloud, a few spots of rain possible in the evening. North to northwesterly winds freshen.
Highs: 22-26

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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