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Thursday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Areas of rain over Northland with southeasterly breezes, some falls may be heavy at times. About Auckland, Waikato and Bay Of Plenty expect mostly sunny weather with some cloud, afternoon sea breezes in coastal areas. Low risk of an isolated shower about Waikato and inland Bay Of Plenty later in the afternoon and evening. Cloudy and sunny periods in Gisborne, northeasterly breezes from midday.
HIGHS: 17-18 in Northland, 19-22 elsewhere.

Lower North Island

Mostly sunny in all areas today with light winds and afternoon sea breezes, there may be areas of cloud morning and night particularly on the east coast. About the central high country a few isolated showers develop later in the afternoon, there is a low chance the one or two of those showers could become heavy and thundery then clearing at night.
HIGHS: Temperatures in the high teens for most. Low 20’s about the Manawatu, inland Taranaki and Central North Island.

Upper South Island

Mostly sunny weather in all areas with light winds, some morning cloud about the east coast gradually breaks. Afternoon sea breezes in coastal areas, northeasterlies may become a bit brisk about the Canterbury and Kaikoura coastlines during the afternoon and evening cooling temperatures down.
HIGHS: 17-21 in all areas, the slightly cooler end of the temperatures about the West Coast coastline then the warmest in Nelson and Marlborough. Canterbury around 17-19 today although more sheltered spots like the Amuri Plains may make low 20 high’s.

Lower South Island

Mostly sunny with some high cloud developing, light winds generally however northeasterlies pick up along the eastern coastline of Otago in the afternoon. Northerlies increase about Fiordland from midday with some cloud, showers develop later in the evening. There is the low risk of an isolated shower about hills and ranges of North Otago in the afternoon, any that do form will clear in the evening.
HIGHS: 19-20 about Southland and coastal Otago, 16-17 on the West Coast south of the Glaciers. 22-24 degree temperatures in Central Otago.


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