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Tuesday night’s national forecast

A low pressure system passes over central New Zealand tonight, many places see rain or showers with heavy rain about North Canterbury in particular then easing later in the night. South Westland and Fiordland look like they’ll be the main dry regions.

Auckland & Northland
Cloudy spells and the odd shower, northwesterly breezes. Winds change westerly overnight.
Lows tonight: 10-12

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Periods of rain, easing later this evening. Northerly winds. Rain moves into Bay Of Plenty more this evening with thunderstorms possible later on about eastern Bay Of Plenty.
Lows tonight: 9-12

Eastern North Island
Cloudy with northeasterly winds, a brief period of rain this evening then clearing. Skies clearing up overnight with winds tending more northwest.
Low tonight: 11

Western North Island
Periods of rain with north to northeasterly winds.
Low tonight: 9-11

Periods of rain with southerly winds becoming strong by tomorrow morning.
Low tonight: 9

Rain, easing overnight. Easterly winds tend southerly later.
Lows tonight: 7-8

Heavy rain eases overnight, easterlies tend southerly later becoming strong towards dawn tomorrow. Snow to 800m.
Lows tonight: 6-7

Rain, heavy about North Canterbury eases a little overnight, southerly winds. Snow to 500m lowers to 400m overnight and may lower to 300m at times. Southerlies about the Kaikoura coast will be strong.
Lows tonight: 1-5

West Coast
Rain eases overnight, breezy southeasterly winds.
Lows tonight: 6-7

Coastal Otago
The odd shower with south to southeast winds.
Low tonight: 4

Central Otago
Fairly cloudy with the odd shower clearing towards dawn tomorrow, light southeasterlies.
Lows tonight: 2-3

Cloudy areas with the odd shower clearing later this evening, clear spells break through overnight. Southerlies ease later.
Lows tonight: 0-2

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Love weatherwatch on 8/10/2013 5:59am

the North Shore of Auckland had a massive down pour followed by a crazy tornado.

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