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Thursday’s national forecast – Cold front moves through (+8 maps)

A cold front passes northwards over the South Island today, moving into the western North Island this evening.

Western regions see rain or showers today, mainly dry in the east although Southland could see a few spits or showers. Westerly quarter winds are a bit blustery about the western North Island and especially Taranaki through to Kapiti / Wellington and across to Golden Bay at the top of the South Island. Temperatures in the high teens or early twenties for most but staying in the mid teens for some inland areas and along the West Coast.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas develop in the morning, the odd shower too mainly out west. Showers becoming a little more widespread for a time overnight. Southwesterlies gradually swing around to the west during the afternoon.
Highs: 20-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas move in first thing bringing in the odd shower, showers pick up in the evening for a time before clearing at night. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-20

Eastern North Island

High cloud about Wairarapa spreads northwards in the afternoon, sun breaking through at times. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-23


Partly cloudy, chance of an evening spit or shower. Breezy northwesterlies.
Highs: 18-20

Marlborough & Nelson

Some high cloud, breaking away late afternoon or evening. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-21


High cloud then breaking away to mostly sunny weather during the afternoon, there could be a few spits in the high country spreading from the west for a time in the afternoon. Northerly winds for most, winds may tend easterly near the coast for a time in the afternoon.
Highs: 20-22

West Coast

Rain about South Westland, spreading into North Westland around midday then easing from the south as northwesterlies change southwest. Heavy rain moves into Fiordland overnight.
Highs: 15-16

Southland & Otago
Morning high cloud (with a few spits for Southland) then mostly sunny, showers develop evening about Southland then rain moves in overnight. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-21

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