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Thursday’s national forecast – Anticyclone brings mainly settled weather (+4 maps)

An anticyclone gains more ground over New Zealand today with a southeasterly airflow dying away for the North Island.

Dry for most today apart from a few clearing morning showers about Gisborne / East Cape and eastern Northland.

Temperatures reach into the low to mid twenties for most, perhaps late twenties for some inland areas. Some coastal spots may not escape the high teens.

Winds are light for most, southeasterlies about East Cape and eastern Northland ease.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, there will be some cloud about eastern Coromandel, Great Barrier Island and eastern Northland however bringing the risk of a shower, mainly morning. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 22-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny with light winds, a cool start for inland areas.
Highs: 18-23

Eastern North Island

Any early cloud clears Wairarapa then sunny, cloud clears Hawkes Bay in the afternoon. Gisborne has a few morning showers, cloud breaks there in the evening. Southerly winds die out later in the day.
Highs: 18-20


Sunny, a cool start inland but the warmest in the afternoon. Light southerly winds.
High: 18-22

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 19-22


Sunny, light winds tend to the east in the afternoon. Warmest afternoon temperatures about the Mackenzie Country.
Highs: 21-27

West Coast

Sunny, light winds tend west to northwest (onshore) in the afternoon. There may be some cloud for Buller (especially nearer the coast).
Highs: 20-25

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny, there may be a touch of high cloud. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon for coastal areas. A warm afternoon inland.
Highs: 17-27

Swell map 1pm Thursday 18th February


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