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Thursday’s national forecast

A very weak front disintegrates over the South Island today as an anticyclone starts to regain dominance over the country.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 22-30

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, the odd sunny spell at times. May be a shower or two also otherwise mainly dry. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 22-25

Eastern North Island
Sunny, afternoon easterlies for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Highs: 26-28

Mostly cloudy, breezy northerly winds.
High: 21

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny and hot with light winds, tending easterly in the afternoon near the coast for Marlborough. Afternoon north to northeasterly winds for Nelson.
Highs: 26-30

Mostly sunny, light winds tend southerly by midday. Cloud thickens up in the afternoon for inland areas.
Highs: 24-28

West Coast
Morning cloud, perhaps a shower then sunny spells break through from afternoon. Light northeasterlies tend northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 20-26

Southland & Otago
May be a morning shower for Southland then sunny spells break through, west to southwesterly winds. Mostly sunny for Central Otago, coastal Otago is fairly cloudy with southerlies tending east to northeast by evening.
Highs: 19-28

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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