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Thursday’s national forecast

A southeasterly airflow picks up over the South Island and lower North Island today while low pressure hangs over the upper North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A risk of morning fog then sunny spells, isolated showers possible especially in the afternoon. Areas of fog may form again overnight. Light winds.
Highs: 16-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, becoming drier in the evening. Parts of Taranaki (more so in the north) may be fairly dry in the morning. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-16

Eastern North Island
Rain about the Wairarapa, drier further north however showers develop in the afternoon then clearing in the evening. Southwesterlies ease later in the day.
Highs: 15-16

Patchy rain or drizzle, fresh southerly winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning rain then dry spells increasing from afternoon. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-16

Drizzle then some rain at times from afternoon, southerlies freshen.
Highs: 9-11

West Coast
High cloud, areas of mid level cloud about Buller. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, risk of a drizzle patch or two. Coastal Otago has a higher risk of drizzle. East to southeasterly winds
Highs: 10-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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