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Thursday’s national forecast

A front moves onto the southwestern corner of the South Island today, northerlies further north.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mostly sunny morning then a few afternoon clouds, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening about some inland areas then clearing. Mainly dry overall. Light winds then sea breezes, easing evening.
Highs: 24-29

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, any coastal morning cloud breaks away. Light winds then afternoon westerly quarter winds.
Highs: 23-27

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with afternoon east to northeast breezes, some cloud builds about the ranges during the afternoon bringing the risk of a late afternoon / evening isolated shower.
Highs: 24-28

Sunny areas and some high cloud, breezy northerly winds.
High: 21

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, north to northwesterly winds pick up in the afternoon.
Highs: 22-27

Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud, north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 25-28

West Coast
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower or drizzle patch, some rain moves into Fiordland during the morning with the odd heavy fall. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-22

Southland & Otago
High cloud for Southland, a few spits or showers from afternoon as northerlies change southwest. Otago has sunny areas and increasing high cloud, north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-27

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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