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Thursday’s national forecast

An anticyclone slips away to the east of New Zealand today as a northeasterly airflow moves in.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Morning fog then expect sunny spells with light winds tending northeasterly in the afternoon for most. High cloud increasing about Northland from afternoon.
Highs: 15-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly sunny with light east to northeasterly winds, there may be some morning fog inland to start the day.
Highs: 13-16

Eastern North Island

A few morning showers clear, mostly cloudy although some sun may break through late afternoon. Light southerlies tend northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-16


Sunny with northerly winds, cloud increases overnight.
Highs: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with light winds, tending north to northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-16


Sunny with some late evening high cloud. Light winds inland, east to northeast winds near the coast.
Highs: 12-13

West Coast

Increasing cloudy areas, there may be a shower or two during the day just on coastal fringes otherwise mainly dry. Some sun also possible, more likely about North Westland / Buller. Overnight showers becoming more widespread.
Highs: 13-14

Southland & Otago

Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, overnight spots of rain. Light north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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