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Thursday’s national forecast

The weather is not too sure what it’s up to today with weak areas of high and low pressure about, no extreme weather at either end of the spectrum. A weak front lies about the lower South Island also.

North Island

Sunny spells for Northland, mostly sunny for Auckland, Waikato and Bay Of Plenty. West to southwest winds pick up this afternoon. Showers about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne ease, clearing this afternoon then cloud starts to break away,  southerlies ease later in the day. Wairarapa is mostly sunny after any morning cloud clears. Mostly sunny for the lower western North Island (Taranaki through to Kapiti) after any morning cloud clears, light winds tend to the southwest in the afternoon.

Afternoon temperatures reaching into the mid twenties for most regions today, high twenties for some inland areas and the Bay Of Plenty.

South Island

Mostly sunny for the upper South Island, some high cloud starts to increase from afternoon. South of Banks Peninsula some cloud starts to increase in the evening and there may be a light drizzle patch or two develop inland about the foothills. Light winds for most tending onshore this afternoon, winds tend to the south Banks Peninsula southwards in the east this evening. Showers about Fiordland ease this afternoon, a similar situation for Southland although expect longer dry spells after midday. Mostly cloudy about Otago, risk of a shower from afternoon mainly inland. Light winds tend to the south by midday for the far south.

Temperatures reaching into the mid twenties for many parts of the South Island today, perhaps the high twenties for some inland areas. Afternoon high’s only reaching into the high teens about coastal parts of Southland, Fiordland and Otago however. 


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