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Chew this over – Tuesday’s NZ weather forecast (+9 Maps)

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The high pressure system over New Zealand has a puncture in it on the Tasman Sea side – where a small low lies.

This low and weakened high will work to produce a warmer, cloudier and more humid set up in many regions today (after a cold start in the south too).

Patchy rain develops around central and western areas (Cook Strait and the upper South Island in particular) with a mix of heavier falls and drizzle.

TUESDAY’S REGIONAL FORECASTS – Please refer to your local hourly information at WeatherWatch and RuralWeather for more specific temperatures and details for where you are.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Fairly humid again with light north to north east winds. Often cloudy with a few shower and drizzle patches about. Some rain possible at night in Northland.
Highs: 18-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle patches around. A few isolated heavier falls possible. Easterlies.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island
Cloudy with light east to north winds. Drizzle patches around Wairarapa.Wind: ENEHighs: 18-20

Cloudy with some showers, drizzle or patches of rain. Easterlies.
High: 16 or 17

Marlborough & Nelson
Patchy rain at times, especially in Nelson region with the chance of a few heavier falls. Dry spells further east.
Highs: 16

Cloudy with some rain in the mountains, like Arthur’s Pass. Dry towards the coast. Cooler in Christchurch with the chance of a spit or two, otherwise dry. Wind: NE
Highs: 12-18

West Coast
Rain from about Hokitika northwards with light winds, perhaps from the east. Dry in Fiordland with sunny spells.Wind: NE
Highs: 14-21

Southland & Otago
High pressure covers Southland and Otago with a cold start and possibly a light frost in some sheltered inland areas. Some early fog patches possible too. Then a warm day with a mix of sun and cloud in coastal areas, sunnier inland. Variable light winds.
Highs: 15-22



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