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Thursday’s national forecast

An easterly airflow lies over the upper North Island today bringing in cloudy periods and the odd shower. Generally sunny weather about the lower North Island with light wind and sea breezes, isolated showers in the afternoon for inland areas. A front works its way north over the South Island bringing showers, some may be heavy in the east early to mid afternoon.

Cloudy spells with brisk east to northeast winds. The odd shower at times.
Highs: 21

Cloudy spells with a few sunny areas, east to northeast winds. Chance of a shower mainly in the afternoon.
High: 22

Central North Island, Bay Of Plenty, Waikato
A few morning showers about the Bay Of Plenty clear then expect afternoon sunny spells, east to northeast breezes. Sunny spells elsewhere with east to northeast winds tending more northwest about southern parts of the Central North Island. A few afternoon isolated showers are possible about southern parts of the Central North Island also, clearing in the evening.
Highs: 21-23

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with westerly breezes about Wairarpa, northeasterlies further north. Late afternoon and evening a few isolated showers develop about the ranges of Hawkes Bay, these showers may become heavy and thundery for a time and drift towards the coast in the evening. Showers then clear around midnight.
Highs: 22-23

Western North Island
Mostly sunny with light winds and afternoon sea breezs, some cloud during the afternoon mainly inland. Isolated showers about inland Manawatu in the afternoon clear evening.
Highs: 20-21

Mostly sunny with brisk northerly breezes. Overnight winds change southerly with some cloud and the chance of a shower.
High: 19

Mostly sunny with afternoon northeasterly breezes. Overnight winds tend southerly.
Highs: 21-22

Sunny with northerly to northwest breezes, later in the evening there may be some cloud with a brief shower or two.
Highs: 25-26

Sunny with light winds and warm temperatures, early to mid afternoon southerlies develop bringing increasing cloud and showers. One or two showers may be briefly heavy before easing by evening.
High: 26

West Coast
Cloudy with the odd shower and northerly breezes.
High: 17

Coastal Otago
Showers develop in the morning with a southwest change early on, showers ease and clear during the afternoon with sunny spells by evening as southwesterlies die out.
Highs: 14-15

Southland & Central Otago
Rain, clearing by midday in Southland and mid afternoon for Central Otago. Sunny spells then developing with cool southwesterly breezes.
Highs: 14-20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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