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Thursday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A few early showers then sunny spells increase. The Bay Of Plenty has a dry day with sunny weather after any morning cloud clears. Southwesterly winds, breezy about the western coastlines of Northland and Auckland in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A few early showers clear then becoming mostly sunny, southerlies tend west to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-19

Eastern North Island
A few morning showers clear then sunny areas increase from afternoon as southerlies tend to the east.
Highs: 16-17

A mix of sun and cloud, southerlies tend light northerly in the morning.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson
A mainly sunny day with a touch of high cloud, any early morning cloud clears. Afternoon north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-19

Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, afternoon easterlies.
Highs: 15-17

West Coast
Mostly cloudy about South Westland with showers for Fiordland. Morning sunny spells for North Westland then becoming mostly cloudy around midday, the odd shower developing at times from afternoon, showers likely from evening. Southwesterly winds, breezy at times.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Showers about Southland, perhaps some rain for a time in the evening. Brisk westerlies strong for a time in the afternoon. Otago has sunny areas and developing high cloud, a few spits later in the day, westerly winds tend southwest in the evening about the coast becoming strong.
Highs: 12-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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