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Thursday’s national forecast

A low pressure system lies over the North Island today bringing showers to many regions, some areas may remain dry however. About the South Island conditions are fairly with northeasterlies in the east and southwesterlies in the west, a few showers catch Marlborough however.

Early rain eases to the odd shower with southwesterly breezes, a few brief sunny spells at times too.
Highs: 18-19

Sunny spells, light winds tend southerly. Showers at times a few of which could be heavy in the afternoon then clearing in the evening.
Highs: 18-19

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato
Sunny spells, showers at times about the Bay Of Plenty also. Dry at first about the Waikato however showers from afternoon possibly heavy with thunderstorms then clearing in the evening. Easterly winds.
Highs: 18-19

Central North Island
Sunny spells with east to northeast breezes, isolated showers develop in the afternoon some heavy with thunderstorms then clearing in the evening. Clear skies overnight although there is the potential for a fog patch or two to form.
Highs: 17-18

Eastern North Island
Showers with east to northeast breezes, showers clear later in the evening with winds becoming light.
Highs: 17-18

Taranaki & Manawatu
Sunny spells with light southeasterlies, breezy about the southern Taranaki coastline, isolated showers in the afternoon especially inland with a chance of thunderstorms then clearing evening.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (Kapiti)
Sunny spells with breezy southeasterlies for much of the day, southern parts of the region may have cloud and showers at times spreading from the east.
Highs: 17-18

Cloudy with periods of rain, easing afternoon then clearing at night. Brisk south to southeasterly winds ease overnight.
Highs: 16-17

Sunny spells with southeasterly breezes which ease overnight.
Highs: 18-19

Periods of rain ease in the evening then clear at night, breezy south to southeasterly winds ease overnight also.
High: 17-18

Cloudy areas to start but sunny spells in the afternoon, east to northeast breezes. Areas of cloud more persistent about parts of North Canterbury and there may be a shower or drizzle patch near the coast, the Kaikoura coast is a good candidate for this.
Highs: 17-19

West Coast
Mostly sunny with light winds tending southwest in the afternoon near the coast. Warmer temperatures slightly inland.
Highs: 20-22

Coastal Otago
Sunny spells with northeasterly breezes.
Highs: 19-21

Central Otago
Mainly sunny with light winds. A warm afternoon.
Highs: 25-28

Sunny spells and some cloud with light winds tending southerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-19

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Kevin Ashburner on 7/11/2013 1:50am

Hi WW NZL. I am looking from my house in 1/40 Abercrombie Street, Howick. out to the west outside my bedroom window in the distance I can see really dark clouds and the chance of a small tornado and the humidity here in Howick is intense and sticky and mixed with cold air with the heat mixing in the air and really dark grey clouds mixed with very dark grey clouds. the chance of Auckland city small tornado.

thanks from Kevin Ashburner

Mike on 6/11/2013 9:12pm

Well I must say Philip that your forecasting for the last few weeks has been spot on but your forecast for Tauranga today is way off. We have NO sun and it is raining pretty much constanly and heavy at times.
I still believe that Weather Watch is the best weather place in New Zealand, unlike the Met Service who’s acuracy is disgraceful. Why New Zealanders pay for such a bad forecasting system I don’t know. I believe that Weather Watch should be funded by our government, not the Met Service.

All I can say is KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

WW Forecast Team on 6/11/2013 9:21pm

Hi Mike

Apologies about getting that one off today, knew there would be showers about Tauranga but as you say they are heavy and more constant from the get go this morning then anticipated. These low pressure systems are never the easiest to figure out, sometimes the heavy rain producing clouds are a little hard to figure out where they will make landfall exactly.

Thanks heaps though for the other message. Will pass on to Phil 😀


Mike on 6/11/2013 10:15pm

Just a quick update just to let you know we have a band of Thunderstorms approaching us right now. Lots of thunder in the distance but getting louder. The MetService rain radar shows it quite clearly.

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