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Thursday’s national forecast

A moderate southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas, the odd shower possible from late morning especially in the west. Some morning sun about Bay Of Plenty before cloud increases. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-15

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of cloud, the odd sunny spells. A few isolated showers possible also through till evening. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-14

Eastern North Island
A few showers about Wairarapa and Mahia Peninsula, spreading into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne by evening. Some morning sun about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne then cloud increases from afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-14

A few morning showers clear, cloud breaks later in the day. Southerlies ease dying out later in the evening.
High: 11

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy areas, risk of a shower. Cloud breaks away in the evening. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 13-14

Morning cloud then a mostly sunny afternoon, southwesterly winds ease and die away. The odd shower may persist out on Banks Peninsula through till evening.
Highs: 9-11

West Coast
Mostly sunny about South Westland, cloudy periods for North Westland with the risk of a shower or two. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-14

Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas about Southland and coastal Otago, risk of a shower at times. Central Otago sees morning cloud clear then sunny. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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