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Thursday’s national forecast

A front moves off the North Island away to the northeast this afternoon meanwhile an area of low pressure moves onto the South Island this afternoon bringing potentially unstable conditions.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning rain then drying out in the afternoon with some sun as northerlies change westerly. Further showers move in overnight.
Highs: 19-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early rain eases to showers, some sun breaks through during the morning. Showers pick up again later in the evening with the odd isolated heavy fall possible. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-18

Eastern North Island
Morning high cloud with a few spots of rain then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, northwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-25

Early rain then sun breaks through, showers move in during the evening. Gusty northwesterly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, rain moves into Nelson from late afternoon with a few spots spreading into Marlborough. Rain clears at night. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-20

Morning showers clear to sunny areas, there may be a few isolated showers late afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry. South Canterbury could see isolated heavy falls / thunderstorms late afternoon or evening then clearing at night. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

West Coast
Showers then rain from afternoon, easing later in the evening as northerlies change southwest.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Morning sun, afternoon showers develop, some may be heavy with thunderstorms and hail then clearing at night. Thundery showers more likely for coastal Otago, perhaps only a few afternoon showers elsewhere. Light winds gradually tend to the southwest.
Highs: 14-17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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