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Thursday’s national forecast

A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, moving around a high sitting in the north Tasman Sea. Around midday a front moves onto the lower South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny spells, chance of a shower or two also mainly morning. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-15

Eastern North Island
Any early cloud clears then sunny with westerly winds.
Highs: 16-18

Mostly sunny with northwesterly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Mostly sunny with light winds tending northeast in the afternoon near the coast, overnight showers with a southwest change.
Highs: 13-15

West Coast
Sunny areas, cloud quickly pushes into South Westland during the morning then rain moves in by midday with heavy falls possible. This rain moves into North Westland later in the evening. Buller sees cloudy areas during the day with the odd shower possible, rain overnight.
Highs: 13-14

Southland & Otago
High cloud, the odd spot of rain possible from midday then a few evening showers move through as northerlies change southwest.
Highs: 10-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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