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Thursday’s national forecast – High pressure moves in

Conditions are mainly settled thanks to high pressure moving in from the Tasman Sea, we do have strong southwesterlies about the eastern North Island this morning but these winds will ease.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some cloud moves in to western areas Auckland northwards from afternoon bringing the risk of a shower. Southwesterly winds, breezy in the morning Auckland northwards then gradually easing.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud breaks away to a mostly sunny afternoon, southerly winds (breezy at first) gradually ease then die out in the evening.
Highs: 13-19

Eastern North Island

Cloud breaks to sun in the morning for Wairarpa, further north morning showers clear then sun increases in the afternoon. Fresh southwesterlies, strong to gale on the coastal fringe, gradually easing and dying out at night.
Highs: 16-18


Morning cloud breaks away then mostly sunny, breezy southerlies ease dying out in the evening.
Highs: 15-16

Marlborough & Nelson

Any early cloud clears then sunny, southerlies die out tending easterly in the afternoon for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 17-18


Sunny, a cold start especially inland. Light winds or southerlies tend east to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-17

West Coast

Mostly sunny, some cloud at times. Southern Fiordland gets a few showers. Light winds tend southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-19

Southland & Otago
Partly cloudy skies for Southland, chance of a shower for coastal areas, westerly winds. Otago has mostly sunny weather with a touch of high cloud after a cold start inland away from the coast, light winds.
Highs: 17-18


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