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See below for detailed regional forecasts…

Northland, Auckland, Western Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato, Waitomo

Quite cloudy at first but sunny spells developing.  Cooler sou’westers easing.  Humidity much lower.

Highs: 21 to 24

Central Plateau, King Country, Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti:

Sunny and cloudy periods and fairly breezy sou’westers especially south of Taranaki (they will be more westerly) – but winds will ease for most regions as the day goes on.

Highs:  19 to 24

Eastern Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua

Could be some morning cloud then sunny and hot with breezy sou’westers.

Highs: 24 to 27

Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Nelson

Some high cloud, otherwise mostly sunny and with west to north west winds.

Highs: 24 on the coast to 27 inland

Wellington, Marlborough

Gusty nor’westers easing.  Mostly sunny.

Highs:  22 on the coast to 24 inland

West Coast

Sunny and cloudy periods.  Sou’westers brisk at times but easing.  30% chance of a morning shower, especially in the south.

High: 18

Canterbury, Central Otago

Mostly sunny, westerlies easing. 

Highs: 23 on the coast to 27 inland.

Coastal Otago

Cloudy periods and westerlies strong in some exposed places – but easing.  30% chance of morning showers in south Otago.

Highs: 22 to 24


Cloudy with a 40% chance of showers especially in the morning.  Strong westerlies.

High: 17

Next update: FRIDAY PM



Guest on 23/12/2010 1:43am

I’m going to be in Napier for Christmas. I’m surprised at the difference in maximum temperatures between Weatherwatch and Metservice. You are expecting around 25 degrees which I tend to agree with versus Metservice’s 19. Perhaps they have made a typo there?

WW Forecast Team on 23/12/2010 4:21am

They may be basing that on a sea breeze at the airport?… ours is based more on the city centre


– WeatherWatch

sw on 23/12/2010 9:50am

Napier city is pretty much on the coast,walkable from the beach to Dickens st etc,the airport i also close to the coast but slightly more inland,Maybe for Hastings temperatures where the seabreeze has lesser effect.

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