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Thursday’s national forecast

A cold front pushes off the upper South Island this morning, onto the lower North Island this afternoon then upper North Island this evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, risk of a shower (mainly in the west). Late evening showers as westerly winds change southwest.
Highs: 14-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, risk of a shower. Showers more likely late afternoon as northwesterlies change southerly.
Highs: 12-15

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, showers push into Wairarapa in the afternoon then further north in the evening as northwesterlies change southwest.
Highs: 16-19


Cloudy skies, afternoon rain then easing to showers as breezy northwesterly winds change southerly.
High: 13-14

Marlborough & Nelson

High cloud, northwesterlies change southerly late morning, brief showers about Nelson with the change then some sun breaks through. Evening showers for both regions then clearing overnight.
Highs: 13-15


Rain, easing to showers in the afternoon. Showers clear South Canterbury at night. Snow to 600m. Cold southwesterly winds.
Highs: 9-10

West Coast

Mostly sunny about South Westland, early morning rain eases to the odd shower for North Westland then clearing in the evening. Sun breaks through at times for North Westland from afternoon. Southwesterly winds tend south to southeast later in the day.
Highs: 13-14

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, a few snow flurries to 500m. Westerlies tend cold southwesterly around midday.
Highs: 10-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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