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Thursday’s national forecast

A ridge of high pressure lies over most of New Zealand today, a southerly airflow moving around this ridge gradually eases for the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny for most. Some morning cloud and a shower or two about western Northland clearing away. South to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny, southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-14

Eastern North Island

Morning cloud clears Wairarapa then mostly sunny. A few morning showers clear Hawkes Bay, sun gradually breaks through from afternoon. Showers lingering about Gisborne for most of the day. Fresh south to southwesterly winds ease at night.
Highs: 10-12


Early cloud then sunny, light southerlies die out in the afternoon.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 12-14


Sunny, afternoon east to northeasterly winds near the coast.
Highs: 11-14

West Coast

Mostly sunny, there may be a few areas of coastal cloud. Fiordland has mostly cloudy skies with the odd light shower or drizzle patch. Light winds tend to the west in the afternoon.
Highs: 12-15

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Northwesterly winds, tending northeast about coastal Otago in the afternoon.
Highs: 13-15

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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