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Thursday’s national forecast (+4 Maps)

A weak cold front falls apart over the North Island today bringing cloud to the west and only a few showers.

Rain eases on the West Coast today with a dry end to the day (or mostly dry).

High pressure just holds over Northland but elsewhere we’re in the squash zone with windier west to south west winds in a number of areas.

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Here are the regional forecasts for Thursday

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy periods and the risk of a few isolated showers in the western side. Bay of Plenty and eastern Northland are looking quite sunny. West to SW winds.
Highs: 19-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy periods and a few showers, otherwise dry.
Highs: 16-20

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with westerlies turning windier southerly later.
Highs: 19-26

Finally some sunny spells! Strong northerlies easing and becoming more variable later.
High: 18 or 19

Marlborough & Nelson
Becoming sunnier with west to south west winds in Nelson, more SE in Marlborough area.
Highs: 18 – 22

Westerly quarter winds and mostly sunny. A cold start in the high country.
Highs: 13-22

West Coast
Rain easing to showers with sunny spells developing. Westerlies.
Highs: 15 or 16

Southland & Otago
Cloudy in Southland with varying cloud elsewhere but sunnier to the north. Showers in coastal southland.
Highs: 13-19



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