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Thursday’s national forecast

A large anticyclone brings mainly settled weather today, a northerly airflow starts to develop over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy skies with light winds, chance of a shower or two about Bay Of Plenty otherwise mainly dry.
Highs: 14-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Partly cloudy, west to northwesterly winds. Chance of a light shower about Kapiti from afternoon.
Highs: 12-15

Eastern North Island

Sunny weather, light afternoon east to northeast winds for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Highs: 14-16


Mostly sunny, some cloud starts to increases from afternoon as northerlies freshen.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny after a frosty start for some especially inland, light winds then afternoon northerlies for Marlborough.
Highs: 15-18


Sunny with a touch of high cloud from afternoon, light winds tend northeast near the coast after midday.
Highs: 14-16

West Coast

Mostly cloudy although Buller may see a few areas of sun in the morning, the odd light shower also, mainly about South Westland. Rain overnight for Fiordland. Light winds tend to the north or northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 10-14

Southland & Otago
High cloud with some sun at times, northerly winds.
Highs: 14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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