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Thursday’s national forecast

An anticyclone still brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today however it is starting to weaken with a northwesterly airflow starting to build over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, morning low cloud or fog possible about inland areas. Some cloud banks up against eastern Northland in the afternoon. Light winds from the east or northeast.
Highs: 17-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud with northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-19

Eastern North Island

Sunny with northwesterlies about Wairarapa, further north expect light winds tending northeast near the coastal fringe in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-22


Sunny spells, northwesterlies becoming gusty in the afternoon.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, afternoon north to northwest winds.
Highs: 18-22


Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Light warm northwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-22

West Coast

Mostly cloudy about Fiordland with the odd shower or some drizzle, sunnier skies further north with some high cloud. Light winds tend northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-17

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-19

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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