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Your Official New Years Eve Forecast

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Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

Heading out for New Year's Eve celebrations? WeatherWatch.co.nz has the latest forecast for the nation.

It appears cloud will play a main role in our weather Friday but the good news is most places are looking dry and warm.

WeatherWatch.co.nz says there are a few weak fronts around the country, but they remain mostly offshore.

Showers are likely during the day in Northland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and East Cape/Gisborne, but should ease this evening. Some may be heavy - and inland may also have thunder into the afternoon. A few may linger around East Cape and Gisborne until Saturday.

A few showers may also affect some southern and eastern coastal parts of the South Island but overall conditions look dry.

Temperature wise and Friday night may not be the warmest of nights for many out celebrating. WeatherWatch.co.nz picks that the warmest places will be the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Whangamata, Mt Maunganui and Gisborne. Temperatures should be in the mid to late teens around midnight.

The temperature then falls as we head south, with low to mid teen temperatures for the rest of the North Island at midnight.

But a cooler southerly change means that South Islanders won't feel the same warmth - and neither will Wellington. Temperatures are likely to be around 10 to 12 degrees for most other centres.

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