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Thursday’s national forecast

A cold front combines with a warm front coming out of a low in the Tasman Sea today over central South Island regions and delivers some warm advection snow to inland areas. Meanwhile an occluded front continues to move southwards over the North Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning rain (possibly heavy) then easing to the odd shower in the afternoon, breezy east to northeasterly winds ease. Northland may see a second wave of heavy showers / downpours in the afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms then easing in the evening.
Highs: 16-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain develops in the morning, freshening east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-14

Eastern North Island
Rain develops in the morning bringing a chance of heavy falls, easing overnight. Breezy east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-16

Mostly cloudy, southerlies strengthen from afternoon bringing in patchy rain.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with southeasterly winds developing in the morning, rain moves in overnight with winds becoming strong.
Highs: 13-14

A cold southerly change develops in the morning bringing rain, easing to drizzle at times late afternoon. Snow to 800m in the morning, lowering to 400m in the afternoon about South Canterbury, 500m about Mid Canterbury and 600m about North Canterbury.
High: 9

West Coast
Areas of morning rain ease to showers in the afternoon, southeasterlies freshen late morning.
Highs: 13-14

Southland & Otago
Early showers clear about Southland then expect cloudy periods, southerlies tend easterly by evening. Otago sees morning rain ease to the odd drizzle patch, snow flurries to 400m, perhaps even 300m at times. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 7-9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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