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Your national forecast for Christmas Eve

Mainly settled over the North Island today under a ridge of high pressure, an easterly airflow over Northland may bring a shower or two however. The South Island has a northwesterly airflow meaning hot temperatures for some.

Mostly cloudy skies with easterly winds, showers this morning, ease/dry up this afternoon.
Highs: 20-22


Mostly cloudy with a few sunny areas possible this afternoon, east to northeast winds. Morning showers, mostly isolated and in the northern half of the city, burning off this afternoon.
High: 22

Bay Of Plenty

Morning cloud with drizzle patches inland then breaking to sunny spells, northeasterly winds.
High: 22


Fairly cloudy – sunny areas with east to northeast winds.
High: 23

Central North Island

Mostly sunny with light winds, chance of a late afternoon / evening
isolated shower otherwise dry.
Highs: 23-24

Eastern North Island

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, easterly winds pick up a little this afternoon.
Highs: 21-22

Western North Island

Mostly sunny with light winds, afternoon sea breezes near coastal areas. There could be an isolated shower or two late afternoon / evening about some inland areas.
Highs: 22-26


Mostly sunny with north to northwesterly winds.
High: 21


Mostly sunny, afternoon northerly winds.
Highs: 22-23


Mostly sunny weather, light winds this morning then afternoon northwesterlies with hot temperatures.
Highs: 27-28


Any morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, east to northeast winds breezy about the coast this afternoon. Inland areas will be warm to hot with northwesterly winds.
Highs: 24-29

West Coast

Mostly sunny weather with northerly winds.
Highs: 19-23

Coastal Otago

Mostly sunny with northeasterly winds after any early cloud clears, cooler temperatures right on the coast and warmer just inland. Later in the evening winds may tend southerly with some cloud.
High: 21-25

Central Otago

Mainly sunny weather with some high cloud from afternoon, northwesterlies.
Highs: 25-29


Early cloudy breaks to mostly sunny weather, high cloud from afternoon. Northwesterlies. Winds may tend southerly late afternoon mainly in the east bring some cloud.
Highs: 23-26

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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