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Thursday’s national forecast

A cold southwesterly airflow (strong about the lower / eastern North Island) eases away later today and a ridge of high pressure moves in overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud brings a shower or two for Northland / Auckland then mostly sunny, Waikato and Bay Of Plenty are mostly sunny. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, heavy at times from Kapiti up through to the Central North Island, easing from afternoon and clearing by evening. Snow to 500m. A mix of sun and cloud about Taranaki. Fresh south to southwesterly winds ease in the evening.
Highs: 4-12

Eastern North Island

Showers, may be the odd heavy fall then easing from afternoon although not easing about Gisborne till evening. Snow to 500m. Fresh gusty southwesterly winds.
Highs: 9-11


Morning rain eases to occasional showers, snow to 500m. Strong to gale southerly winds gradually ease from afternoon.
Highs: 9

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny after any morning cloud clears, showers about southern Marlborough (south of the Wairau Valley) with snow flurries to 500m clear away in the afternoon. Cold southwesterlies. Light afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 8-12


Morning cloud breaks about South Canterbury then mostly sunny, a shower or two for Mid Canterbury clears in the afternoon then cloud breaks in the evening. A mostly cloudy day for North Canterbury with showers becoming quite coastal in the afternoon then clearing in the evening. Where there are showers expect snow flurries to 500m. Cold southwesterly winds.
Highs: 6-8

West Coast

Sunny, light winds.
Highs: 10-12

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud about Southland and Central Otago breaks then mostly sunny, light winds. Coastal Otago sees morning showers clear although there is the chance one or two may linger through till evening, light southwesterlies.
Highs: 6-9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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