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Thursday’s national forecast

A ridge lies over the South Island today while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island, strong in the far north.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
The odd light shower turning to rain in the afternoon about Northland, spreading southwards later in the evening / overnight.Rain may be heavy about Northland from evening. Sunny areas and increasing cloud before rain moves in. East to southeasterly winds freshen.
Highs: 22-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny with some high cloud later in the day, easterly winds. Winds may tend westerly in the afternoon about northern Taranaki.
Highs: 22-26

Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with the odd drizzle patch, drying out in the afternoon for the Wairarapa with some sun breaking through. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

A mix of sun and cloud with easterly quarter winds.
High: 21

Marlborough & Nelson
Mainly sunny weather with afternoon easterlies for Marlborough, winds tend northerly in the afternoon about Nelson.
Highs: 21-23

Sunny with light winds in the morning then afternoon east to northeast breezes.
Highs: 20-23

West Coast
Sunny with light winds tending westerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 20-25

Southland & Otago
A mainly sunny day with light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 19-25

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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