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Thursday’s national forecast – A few weak fronts (+10 maps)

A weak front lies across the lower South Island today meanwhile another weak front sits over the top of the South Island. High pressure further north and mainly settled but there is a shower or two about.

Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud with light southwesterlies, an afternoon sea breeze for eastern coastal areas likely. Low risk of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening.
Highs: 24-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning sun possible then cloud increases, a shower or two from afternoon, clearing in the evening. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-24

Eastern North Island
Morning sun then a few isolated showers develop in the afternoon about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne spreading from the west, clearing evening. Afternoon east to northeast winds, northwesterlies for Wairarapa.
Highs: 26-28


Mostly cloudy, there may be a spit or two especially later in the day otherwise fairly dry. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-22

Marlborough & Nelson
A mix of sun and cloud, chance spot of rain this afternoon or evening. Some rain about the northwest Nelson ranges from midday. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-27

Mostly sunny with some high cloud although some morning lower level cloud south of Banks Peninsula possible then clearing. Light winds tend northeast in the afternoon. Overnight light showers or drizzle move in from the south.
Highs: 21-24

West Coast
Mostly cloudy, some rain for North Westland / Buller and Fiordland. Light winds.
Highs: 17-22

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy for Southland with a few showers, clearing in the evening. Otago has some cloud, a few showers late afternoon or evening. Light winds tend southwest in the afternoon for Southland, late afternoon for Otago.
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Thursday 9th December 1:00pm MSLP / Rain map –
Friday 10th December 4:00pm MSLP / Rain map –
Thursday 9th December 4:00pm Wind map –
Friday 10th December 4:00pm Wind map –
Map shows: Maximum Temperature (°c) in the afternoon of the day shown.
Map shows: Minimum Temperature (°c) in the morning of the day shown.
Map shows: Maximum Temperature (°c) in the afternoon of the day shown.
Map shows: Minimum Temperature (°c) in the morning of the day shown.
Thursday 9th December 4:00pm Swell map –
Friday 10th December 4:00pm Swell map –


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