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Thursday’s national forecast

A large high covers most of New Zealand on Thursday, a southeasterly airflow for the upper North Island eases during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with light to moderate southeasterly winds. Northland sees some cloud at times especially along the east coast, perhaps even the low risk of a shower or two in the east also.
Highs: 21-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Sunny with east to southeasterly winds, easing during the afternoon and perhaps tending onshore.
Highs: 21-24

Eastern North Island

Morning cloud about the Wairarapa breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon. Hawkes Bay sees morning drizzle clear, cloud doesn’t break till later in the day. Gisborne has a mainly cloudy day with the odd shower or drizzle patch through much of the day. Winds from the south or southeast, tending northeast in the afternoon about the Wairarapa.
Highs: 17-21


Sunny with light winds.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with afternoon north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-24


Mainly sunny weather with light east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-23

West Coast

Any morning cloud clears to mostly sunny weather, light winds.
Highs: 19-24

Southland & Otago

Any morning cloud clears to a mainly sunny day, warm during the afternoon inland. Light winds, tending east to northeast about coastal Otago.
Highs: 20-27

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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