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Thursday’s national forecast – Mainly settled thanks to a high

The weather today is mainly settled around New Zealand thanks to a high pressure system, a trough brings a few showers for the West Coast though and showers move through for Auckland and Northland.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Any early cloud clears Waikato and Bay Of Plenty then mostly sunny, some cloud at the other end of the day. A few showers push through Auckland in the morning then Northland from afternoon, sunny spells break through once showers clear. Easterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, a cold start about the Central Plateau. Some morning cloud possible for Taranaki then breaking away. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-19

Eastern North Island

Cloudy areas with a few showers, mainly north of about Napier, these thin out in the afternoon and sunny spells break through. South to southeasterly winds die out later in the day.
Highs: 15-17


Mostly sunny weather, light southeasterlies.
Highs: 16-17

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning cloud, perhaps some mist or fog inland then mostly sunny. Afternoon easterlies for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 16-17


Sunny, early mist or fog inland breaks away. Some cloud develops in the afternoon as winds tend to the east, cloud breaks away overnight.
Highs: 14-16

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with a few showers, especially south of Westport through to about Haast. Fiordland may be mostly sunny. Light winds.
Highs: 16-18

Southland & Otago
Cloud breaks to afternoon sunny areas for Southland and coastal Otago, Central Otago is mostly sunny after a cold start, perhaps some early mist or fog. Light winds.
Highs: 14-15


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