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Thursday’s national forecast – Settling down (+9 maps)

A ridge of high pressure brings mainly settled and frosty weather to the South Island today, southeasterlies further north mean showers in the east and clearing showers out west.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers clearing this morning then sunny areas increase. Showers may not clear Coromandel and Northland till this afternoon. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any morning cloud clears then mostly sunny, there may be morning showers about Taranaki and the Central North Island then clearing. A cold day for the Central Plateau. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 8-15

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, Gisborne may see heavy morning rain then easing. Wairarapa sees showers clear in the south this afternoon. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-15


Morning cloud then becoming mostly sunny, southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-14

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning cloud for Marlborough then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, a sunny day for Nelson. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-13


Sunny after any early coastal cloud clears, a frosty start especially inland. Northeasterlies freshening in the afternoon, more so near the coast.
Highs: 10-12

West Coast

Sunny with southeasterlies dying out in the morning. Fiordland has some cloud, mainly near the coast bringing the risk of a light shower or two.
Highs: 13-14

Southland & Otago
Sunny after a frosty start, light winds. Northeasterlies for coastal Otago.
Highs: 10-12

Thursday 13th May 3:00pm MSLP / Rain map –
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Thursday 13th May 3:00pm Wind map –
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Thursday 13th May 3:00pm Temperature map –
Friday 14th May 3:00pm Temperature map –
Map shows: Minimum Temperature Below Zero (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours. Map for Friday 12:01am
GFS model data provided by NOAA.
Thursday 13th May 3:00pm Swell map –
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