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Thursday’s national forecast

A cool southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a front pushes off the upper South Island this morning then onto the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mainly dry at first. Showers push in from the west late morning, easing evening and drying out. Southwesterly winds freshen in the afternoon then ease at night.
Highs: 17-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers develop this morning as southerlies freshen, showers may be heavy then easing and clearing in the evening.
Highs: 13-17

Eastern North Island

Showers about Wairarapa spread into Hawkes Bay / Gisborne during the afternoon with a gusty southwest change, showers may be heavy then easing at night. Some sun before showers move in.
Highs: 15-19


Morning rain eases to showers, clearing late afternoon and becoming mainly dry. Some sun starts to break through from afternoon. Cool southerlies.
High: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning showers then becoming mostly sunny. Cool southerlies die out in the evening for Marlborough. Southerlies tend light northerly in the afternoon for Nelson.
Highs: 17-19


Any morning showers then sunny spells develop this afternoon, cool southwesterly winds die out during the afternoon.
Highs: 14-16

West Coast

Sunny spells, morning showers about Buller clear. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-16

Southland & Otago
Occasional showers for Southland, easing evening and conditions dying out. Otago has cloudy areas and the risk of a shower otherwise mainly dry, West to southwesterly winds, brisk about coastal areas.
Highs: 13-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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