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Thursday’s national forecast – Rain continues West Coast

A series of front lies over the South Island today with northerlies for the upper half and southerlies covering the southern half. The North Island has a ridge of high pressure and northerlies.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, light showers at times in areas exposed to the east from Bay Of Plenty up through to eastern Northland. Breezy humid northeasterly winds.
Highs: 25-29

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas with northerly winds, a shower or two may catch New Plymouth and Kapiti at times.
Highs: 24-28

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny and hot with a touch of high cloud, north to northeasterly winds. Some mid level cloud at times for Wairarapa spilling over from the west.
Highs: 28-31


Cloudy with occasional rain, blustery northerly winds, strong to gale through Cook Strait.
Highs: 22-24

Marlborough & Nelson

Rain with breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 22-25


Mostly cloudy south of Banks Peninsula with patchy rain or showers and southerly winds. Further north expect high cloud, lower level cloud thickens in the evening with southerlies then showers develop overnight.
Highs: 22-29

West Coast

Rain, a few heavy areas. Southwesterlies about South Westland push northwards in the evening.
Highs: 19-22

Southland & Otago
Showers ease then clear around midday for Southland, mostly cloudy but some sun may break through in the afternoon. Breezy west to southwesterly winds. Otago has patchy rain or showers all day with southerlies.
Highs: 16-23

MSLP / Rain map Thursday 3rd January 4:00pm 2022 –


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