Thursday's national forecast


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Mainly anticyclonic once again for New Zealand today, a weakening front moves northwards over the South Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some high cloud, may be a morning mist / fog patch then clearing. Light winds tend west to southwest in the afternoon. An afternoon sea breezes develops about eastern Northland and Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 24-28

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather and developing high cloud, west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 22-25

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, some high cloud gradually moves in. Light winds tend southerly late afternoon. Cloud thickens up overnight.
Highs: 24-30

Wellington
Mostly cloudy with breezy north to northwesterly winds.
High: 21

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud, cloud thickens overnight about Marlborough with a risk of drizzle. Light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 21-26

Canterbury
Cloudy areas, there may be a morning shower Banks Peninsula southwards. Overnight drizzle for most. Light southwesterly winds tend southeast late afternoon.
Highs: 22-24

West Coast
Sunny spells for North Westland. Cloudier skies further south with rain about Fiordland, easing to showers in the afternoon and clearing by evening. Winds are mostly light.
Highs: 18-22

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, a few morning showers clear. Some sun may break through at times from afternoon. Southerly winds develop in the morning.
Highs: 15-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz