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Thursday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Any morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and high cloud, west to northwesterly winds. Temperatures reaching into the mid to late twenties, possibly even early thirties for inland Bay Of Plenty and inland Northland.

Lower North Island

Some cloud for Taranaki southwards may produce a shower or two at times, generally fairly dry with west to northwesterly winds. Wellington and Kapiti are fairly cloudy with the odd shower or drizzle patch possible, winds from the north or northwest. The east coast sees sunny areas and some high cloud although some mid level cloud may hang about southern parts of Wairarapa with the chance of a shower or two during the day. Winds are light tending onshore in the afternoon. Temperatures in the low to mid twenties for most however reaching into the high twenties for inland parts of Hawkes Bay / Gisborne.

Upper South Island

Cloudy with rain or showers, rain may be heavy at times, mainly about the main divide. Winds from the east or southeast along the east coast, from the north about Marlborough, Nelson and for Buller. Temperatures in the mid to high teens for most although reaching just into the low twenties for Marlborough, Nelson and Buller.

Lower South Island

Mostly cloudy skies although Southland sees some sun break through from afternoon. Fiordland also may just see high cloud during the day, as one moves northwards towards the Glaciers cloud lowers and expect rain. Otago may see a light shower or two during the day otherwise fairly dry, showers more likely the further north into Otago one goes. Winds breezy from the easterly quarter. Temperatures in the mid teens for coastal Otago, high teens to early twenties for Southland and Central Otago. Low to mid twenties for Fiordland.


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