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Thursday’s national forecast

A large anticyclone sits on / to the east of New Zealand today then we have a small area of low pressure to the west which brings areas of rain or showers to western parts of the country. A few scattered falls may eventually spread eastwards.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy although a few spots may see some morning sun, the odd isolated shower. Showers becoming a little more widespread in the afternoon then easing evening. Still plenty of dry areas in the mix also. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, risk of a shower. Showers picking up in the afternoon then clearing away at night. Light northerlies.
Highs: 16-19

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy skies, showers late afternoon / evening, more so just south of Hawkes Bay but also possible inland about the ranges then clearing later in the evening. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-18


Thickening cloud, a few showers late afternoon / evening the drying out overnight. Northeasterly winds.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson

Thickening high cloud, some scattered rain for Nelson in the afternoon, clearing away in the evening. Marlborough is looking to be drier however a few spots of rain are still likely after midday spreading from the west. Light winds.
Highs: 16-18


Mostly cloudy, a chance of fog first thing. Scattered rain spreads from the west during the afternoon then clearing later in the evening. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-16

West Coast

Cloudy with rain developing in the morning, chance of the odd heavy fall from afternoon. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-18

Southland & Otago
Morning low cloud or fog breaks, becoming mostly sunny for Southland, sunny spells for Otago with high cloud. Evening spots of rain possible for Otago. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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