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Tuesday’s national forecast

A south to southwesterly airflow continues to flow over New Zealand today, most areas can expect a period of rain or showers at times point today althoug the West Coast of the South Island, Nelson and the Bay Of Plenty will be mainly dry. Coastal Canterbury has the chance for some heavy rain today with gale southwesterly winds, severe gales about Banks Peninsula.

Chance of a morning shower, expect sunny spells with southwesterly winds otherwise. Southwesterlies a little brisk at times in the afternoon.
Highs: 21-22


A few morning showers then clearing around midday, dry spells too. Sunny breaks at times in the afternoon. Brisk southwesterly winds.
High: 21

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with west to southwest breezes, brisk at times in the afternoon. A few morning showers clear the Waikato however, late afternoon showers move in to the Central North Island in the west and south then the Waikato again later in the evening.
Highs: 18-22

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with westerly breezes, showers move into the Wairarapa in the afternoon with a gusty southwest change. In the evening a few brief showers move through Hawkes Bay and Gisborne for a time.
Highs: 18-22

Western North Island

Sunny with a few clouds, northwesterly winds. Winds tend westerly in the afternoon with showers moving in south of Taranaki. For northern Taranaki expect a few early showers easing then mostly sunny weather with southwesterly winds, brisk from afternoon. There may be a shower or two push through at times for the rest of the day.
Highs: 18-19


Sunny spells in the morning with breezy westerlies, showers from afternoon as winds change strong south to southwest. Rain from evening and southerlies rising to gale force at times.
High: 16


Mostly sunny with southwesterlies, brisk during the afternoon.
Highs: 20-21


Cloudy spells and a few sunny areas with breezy southwesterly winds. Winds strong right on the coast with showers about southern Marlborough, rain for the Kaikoura region later today with heavy falls possible.
Highs: 17-20


Rain develops this morning with strong southwesterly winds, gale force about the coast and potentially severe gale force about Banks Peninsula. Heavy falls of rain near the coast especially Banks Peninsula where persistent rain may cause flooding issues about low lying areas.
Highs: 13-14

West Coast

Mostly sunny with southwesterly breezes.
Highs: 16-17

Coastal Otago

Showers, easing in the afternoon and becoming more restricted to right on the coastal fringe. Strong southwesterlies gusting to gale force at times then easing at night.
Highs: 11-12

Central Otago

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells in the afternoon, brisk southerly winds.
Highs: 12-14


Mostly cloudy with southwesterly winds, cloud breaking late afternoon with southwesterlies easing from evening.
High: 12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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