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Thursday’s national forecast

High pressure is slipping off NZ today allowing an active cold front to move up the South Island – with a significant temperature drop behind it and heavy rain ahead of it, mainly the western side of the South Island. 

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas with N to NE winds developing. Showers and drizzle patches possible, especially near the eastern coastline.
Highs: 23-29
Eastern North Island
Mostly Sunny with northerly quarter winds
Highs: 25-28

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, especially later in the day. North to NW winds.
Highs: 21-25
Clouds thickening later with windy northerlies.
High: 22

Marlborough & Nelson

A mix of sun and cloud, late clouds increasing. Some overnight rain or showers.
Highs: 24

High cloud thickening and a dry day, but late patchy rain or showers in South Canterbury, heading north overnight.
Highs: 25-28
West Coast
Showers, turning to rain with heavy falls later. Northerlies turn SW later.
Highs: 19-21
Southland & Otago
Clouds thickening and rain developing. A heavy fall possible. May not reach coastal Otago until late in the day. A late cooler change.
Highs: 19-24


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