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Thursday’s national forecast – Unsettled today

A low pressure system brings unsettled weather today, rain or showers in the west and reaching into the eastern North Island too. Rain develops about the far south around midday as southwesterlies move in, reaching into Canterbury overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers turning to rain during the morning, thunderstorms and heavy falls possible towards midday, easing late afternoon or evening. Northerlies tend northwest around midday and freshen.
Highs: 16-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain, heavy falls possible in the morning then easing, thunderstorms possible in the morning about the coast then elsewhere after midday. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-18

Eastern North Island

Some sun, rain for Wairarapa pushing over from the west then spreading elsewhere around midday, clearing later in the evening. Northerly winds.
Highs: 17-20


Rain, there could be a thunderstorm and heavy falls at times, especially morning then starting to ease back from afternoon. Strong north to northwesterly winds ease after midday.
Highs: 15-16

Marlborough & Nelson

Occasional showers with sunny spells at times, there could be a morning thunderstorm or two especially about the Sounds. Showers becoming few and far between after midday. Northerlies.
Highs: 14-16


Morning high cloud thinning out and sunny areas increasing, rain in the high country clears away around midday. Northerlies ease.
Highs: 12-18

West Coast

Rain in the morning, the odd heavy fall and thunderstorm then easing to showers in the afternoon, northerlies change southwest late afternoon or evening. Showers clear Fiordland in the evening.
Highs: 12-15

Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud, rain develops around midday for Southland as light northerlies change southwest. Rain moves into Otago in the evening.
Highs: 13-16


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