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Thursday’s national forecast

An easterly quarter airflow lies over the country today. An occluded front spinning out of a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea brings heavy rain to northeastern parts of the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain south of about Auckland may be heavy at times, breezy easterly winds. Showers and sunny spells for Northland, isolated heavy falls in the afternoon with a risk of thunder then easing later on.
Highs: 14-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, showers or rain at times for Taranaki. Southeasterly winds, gusty about the coast.
Highs: 11-15

Eastern North Island

Cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle, rain picks up about East Cape from afternoon. Breezy easterlies.
Highs: 13-15


Mostly cloudy, chance of a light shower otherwise mainly dry. Breezy southeasterly winds.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy with drizzle for Marlborough, mostly cloudy but mainly dry for Nelson. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-15


Patchy rain or drizzle, southeasterly winds.
Highs: 8-9

West Coast

Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Some morning fog possible about inland valleys / basins. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-16

Southland & Otago
Morning low cloud or fog breaks to sunny spells, easterly winds.
Highs: 6-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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