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Thursday’s national forecast – Settled in the north and south, a little rain in the middle (+6 maps)

A front lies across the upper South Island today, high pressure either side.

Some rain or shower activity for the upper South Island today, there’s the low risk of a shower or two for some North Island regions too.

Temperatures in the late teens or early twenties for the South Island today, early to mid twenties for most of the North Island.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, risk of a light shower or two also, out east in the morning then elsewhere in the afternoon. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 24-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
High cloud, some sun. Mid level cloud thickens up for a time in the afternoon as light winds tend to the south. Low risk of a shower for inland areas in the afternoon.
Highs: 23-26

Eastern North Island

Sunny areas and some high cloud, afternoon mid level cloud and the risk of a shower moves into Wairarapa as light winds change to the south. Some cloud further north in the evening.
Highs: 23-24


Cloudy, the odd spit or shower. Northerlies change to the south by midday.
High: 19-23

Marlborough & Nelson

Occasional showers, rain further inland for Nelson. Clearing late afternoon or evening. South to southeasterly winds tend easterly in the afternoon for Marlborough. North to northeasterly winds in Nelson.
Highs: 18-21


Mostly cloudy, the odd shower or drizzle patch. Starting to clear away from coastal areas in the afternoon then inland in the evening. Southerlies tend east to northeast later in the day.
Highs: 17-20

West Coast

Mostly sunny south of Haast, cloudier skies further north with rain especially north of about Hokitika, easing evening. Winds are mostly light.
Highs: 18-21

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud then sunny spells increase; Otago may see cloud hang around a bit longer till evening. Southwesterlies tend east to southeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-21

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