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Thursday’s national forecast

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today however unstable conditions develop for some North Island areas in the afternoon.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, a chance of isolated showers in the afternoon. Showers may be heavy in some areas especially southern parts of Auckland and Waikato where thunderstorms are possible then easing later in the day. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with light winds in the morning then afternoon westerly quarter winds. Isolated showers develop for inland areas in the afternoon, some may become heavy with thunderstorms then clearing later in the day.
Highs: 17-21

Eastern North Island
A mix of sun and cloud with east to northeasterly winds. May be an isolated shower late afternoon / evening, mainly about the ranges.
Highs: 19-20

Mostly sunny with freshening north to northwesterly winds.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with northwesterly winds for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 19-23

Mostly sunny with afternoon easterlies.
Highs: 18-21

West Coast
Sunny spells with west to southwesterly winds, overnight showers move into Fiordland.
Highs: 16-20

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, afternoon easterlies develop for coastal Otago while most other places see westerly quarter winds. Overnight a southwest change brings a few showers to Southland.
Highs: 18-24

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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