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Thursday’s national forecast – Ridge clings on (+7 maps)

A ridge of high pressure still clings on over the country today bringing mainly settled conditions but there is still quite a bit of cloud about especially in the east with a light shower or two. Winds are fairly light today with temperatures in the late teens or early twenties for most.

Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, a few afternoon clouds, chance of an isolated shower Hamilton northwards late afternoon / evening. Light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 23-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, there may be a few clouds at times. Light winds tend south to southeasterly in the afternoon. Afternoon westerlies possible for northern Taranaki.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower or drizzle patch at times, some sun may break through in the afternoon but otherwise it’s quite a cloudy day. Southeasterlies.
Highs: 19-21


Morning cloud then sunny spells increase. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-21

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning cloud with a chance of drizzle (mainly for Marlborough) then sunny areas increase. Light winds tend easterly in the afternoon for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 19-20


Chance of a morning drizzle patch, afternoon sunny spells. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-23

West Coast

Mostly sunny but there may be some cloud about especially morning, winds are light.
Highs: 19-23

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, coastal Otago could see some morning drizzle then afternoon sunny spells with east to northeast winds. Light winds elsewhere.
Highs: 19-23

Swell map – Thursday 25th March 4:00pm –
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