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Thursday’s national forecast – Northeast airflow brings in the rain

A northeasterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, lying between a large high out to our east and low pressure in the Tasman Sea.

North Island

Cloudy with northeasterly winds, gusty or strong about some coastal parts. Expect rain, heavy at times in the northeast (Bay Of Plenty through to eastern Northland). Rain in the southwest (Taranaki southwards) eases to showers this afternoon. Eastern regions can expect spits or showers for much of today, Wellington and Wairarapa may dry out this evening though.

Gales remain around Auckland in particular with isolated powercuts still possible again today but hopefully will ease back tonight and across Friday.

South Island

Mostly cloudy weather although cloud may thin out in the east this afternoon with some sun breaking through. Rain for Nelson and down along the West Coat with heavy falls possible then easing back this afternoon a touch. Southland and Otago may start to see a few isolated showers from this afternoon, perhaps even a few pockets of rain this evening. Winds generally from the northeast gusty about the coast Banks Peninsula northwards, onshore winds south of Banks Peninsula.


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