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Thursday’s national forecast

A south to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, moving around a large high pressure system centred in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

A mix of sun and cloud with the chance of a shower otherwise mainly dry, southwesterly winds tend southerly in the evening. The Waikato and Bay Of Plenty is sunny from morning with light winds.
Highs: 19-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Sunny spells with south to southeasterly winds. Morning cloud about Taranaki clears to mainly sunny weather.
Highs: 15-18

Eastern North Island

Cloudy areas and the odd shower, especially coastal while remaining drier the further inland one goes. Fresh southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17


Chance of a shower or two during today, mostly cloudy with fresh cool southerly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, southeasterly winds die out later in the evening. Light northerlies in the afternoon for Nelson.
Highs: 15-16


Morning cloud with the chance of a shower, afternoon sunny spells. Southwesterly winds, fresh about the coast die out later on.
Highs: 13-15

West Coast

Mainly sunny with light winds.
Highs: 16-18

Southland & Otago

Any early showers clear then cloud breaks to sunny spells in the afternoon, west to southwesterly winds die out in the evening.
Highs: 13-14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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