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Thursday’s national forecast

An anticyclone centred to the southeast of New Zealand today directs an easterly quarter airflow over the country.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some morning cloud about the Waikato then breaking. A light shower or two for Northland, especially in the east. Light winds, afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 24-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mainly sunny weather, some high cloud. Cloud builds in the afternoon about inland hills / ranges. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 22-25

Eastern North Island
A chance of morning drizzle or a shower, some sun may break through in the afternoon. Cloudy all day about Gisborne with a light shower or two. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-22

Sunny and cloudy areas, light easterly winds.
High: 22

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, easterly winds for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 22-23

Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud. Chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about inland hills or ranges then clearing later on. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-22

West Coast
Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, there may be an isolated shower about the ranges of Buller late afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry. Light winds tend westerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 21-25

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud or fog breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud. Light winds for most, afternoon northeasterlies about coastal Otago.
Highs: 20-27

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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