Wednesday's national forecast


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A northerly airflow increases over New Zealand today while Ex Tropical Cyclone Fehi drops into the Tasman Sea from the tropics. A front affects the lower South Island from evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas for Northland, Auckland and Bay Of Plenty, Northland especially in the east sees the odd light shower at times. Sunny spells more frequent for the Waikato. Northeasterly winds, breezy at times for Northland and maybe Auckland.
Highs: 24-27

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and some high cloud, any morning cloud breaks away. Light northerly quarter winds.
Highs: 25-29

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud, north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 27-31

Wellington
Mostly cloudy with gusty north to northwestely winds.
High: 24

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud for Marlborough, Nelson sees sunny areas and general areas of cloud increasing from morning then some overnight rain. North to northwesterly winds becoming gusty in the afternoon.
Highs: 25-29

Canterbury
Sunny and hot with some late high cloud, north to northwesterly winds build.
Highs: 30-33

West Coast
Mostly cloudy with patchy showers about South Westland spreading northwards around midday. Rain moves into Fiordland late afternoon or evening with heavy falls then spreading northwards overnight, rain may become torrential overnight especially for South Westland. Freshening northeasterly winds.
Highs: 22-26

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud and northwesterlies increasing. Early evening rain moves into Southland, reaching Otago later in the evening or overnight with a southwest change. Rain may become heavy overnight.
Highs: 29-32

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz