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Thursday’s national forecast – Mainly settled today, a few showers in the northeast

An anticyclone covers most of New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather, winds moving around this high come in as a southeast for the North Island so a few showers can be expected for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, also north of Auckland.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with some afternoon cloud, morning showers north of Auckland clear away although clinging to northern parts of Northland for much of the day. Overnight a few showers move in for Coromandel through to eastern Northland. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 24-27

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, some cloud closer to the eastern ranges. Southeasterly winds, easterlies about the Central Plateau.
Highs: 18-26

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy, showers for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Wairarapa is mainly dry with cloud breaking to afternoon sunny spells. Cool south to southeasterly winds
Highs: 19-21


Morning cloud then mostly sunny, southeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning cloud then sunny spells increase in the afternoon, east to southeasterly winds. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 18-21


Morning low cloud (fog inland) then sunny spells break through in the afternoon, breezy east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-22

West Coast

Morning cloud then increasing sunny spells, north of about Greymouth expect the odd shower. Light winds tend to the west or southwest after midday.
Highs: 21-24

Southland & Otago
Morning low cloud or fog then mostly sunny, fog again overnight. Coastal Otago has morning cloud then sunny spells. Light winds for most but east to northeasterly winds a bit breezy for coastal Otago.
Highs: 19-24


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