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Thursday’s national forecast

A south to southeasterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a few showers in the east (especially the North Island’s east coast). Mainly dry in the west but a few isolated showers may crop up for some.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mostly sunny morning, a cool start about the Waikato. Showers push into the Coromandel late morning then expect the risk of an isolated shower elsewhere Waikato northwards late afternoon / evening. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather. A shower or two may sneak into the Central North Island at times spreading from the east, clearing evening. Southeasterly winds, gusty about the coast.
Highs: 12-17

Eastern North Island

Patchy showers or drizzle, easing overnight. A few snow flurries lower to 600m. Cold southerly winds.
Highs: 11-13


Partly cloudy, chance of a shower mainly morning then again in the evening. Fresh south to southeasterly winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning showers clearing, sunny areas increase from afternoon about Marlborough, some sun possible late in the day for Nelson before dusk. Snow flurries to 600m in showers. Winds from the southeast.
Highs: 10-13


Morning showers clear, some snow to 400m about inland areas first thing before clearing. Cloud starts to break from afternoon, southerlies die out in the evening.
Highs: 9-11

West Coast

Any early cloud clears then mostly sunny, some afternoon cloud may bring a few isolated showers north of Greymouth then clearing overnight. Southeasterlies die away.
Highs: 14-15

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon, light southeasterlies tend easterly in the afternoon
Highs: 10-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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