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Thursday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow strengthens over New Zealand today, a cold front moves onto the lower South Island this evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Any morning mid level cloud breaks then expect sunny areas and some high cloud. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning mid level cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, overnight rain. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-19

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light northwesterlies.
Highs: 23-25

Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, strengthening northwesterly winds.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, northwesterlies becoming gusty later in the evening. Overnight spots of rain.
Highs: 21-22

Increasing high cloud with northerly winds, evening spots of rain possible. Heavy rain develops about the high country in the evening.
Highs: 19-22

West Coast
Patchy showers in the morning then rain develops by midday about Fiordland, rain becoming heavy then easing overnight. Rain moves into North Westland in the evening.
Highs: 14-16

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, may be a spit or shower about Southland. Rain develops for most areas in the evening. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-19

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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