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Thursday’s national forecast – Showers in the west, dry in the east

A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand today bringing showers in the west, drier weather with some sun in the east. A front moves onto the far south this afternoon then pushes northwards over the South Island this evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and the odd shower, more so in the west, sunny spells now and then too. Bay Of Plenty should have a mainly dry day. Westerly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-16

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny and warm, some cloud at times. West to northwesterly winds, breezier for Wairarapa. Overnight southerlies for Wairarapa bring a few showers.
Highs: 16-19


Partly cloudy, a few showers possible in the north. Northweserlies picking up from afternoon, winds change southerly overnight with a few showers.
Highs: 15-16

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with some cloud at times for Marlborough, Nelson has a mix of sun and cloud. West to northwesterly winds change to the south overnight.
Highs: 14-17


Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light winds change southwest in the evening bringing thickening cloud, showers overnight.
Highs: 7-17

West Coast

Shower or perhaps some rain, clearing overnight. Westerlies change southwest later in the day.
Highs: 8-14

Southland & Otago
Showers for Southland, perhaps some rain for a time in the afternoon as westerlies tend more southwest. Showers clearing at night. Otago has a dry morning with some sun, showers mid to late afternoon then clearing overnight.
Highs: 9-12


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