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Thursday’s national forecast

A west to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, some cloud in the west with the odd shower (especially the West Coast of the South Island). Mainly sunny and dry in the east.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, chance of a shower at times about western coastlines otherwise mainly dry. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, risk of a shower at times more so about Taranaki. Westerly winds, gusty from the southwest for Taranaki.
Highs: 13-17

Eastern North Island

Sunny, light winds.
Highs: 17-20


Mostly sunny with northerly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny. Light winds tend northwest in the afternoon for Marlborough. Southwesterly winds for Nelson.
Highs: 17-19


Mostly sunny, may be a touch of high cloud. Light winds tend northwest.
Highs: 16-18

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, showers more persistent about Fiordland. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Occasional showers and sunny spells for Southland with blustery westerly winds, showers clear in the evening. Otago is drier with a mix of sun and cloud, risk of a shower late afternoon / evening as northwest winds tend southwest.
Highs: 14-17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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