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Tuesday’s national forecast

A ridge of high pressure moves onto the country today however not all areas will be settled. Upper level temperatures are fairly cool, combined with surface wind convergence isolated showers develop this afternoon about the upper South Island and lower North Island, especially in the east.

Mostly sunny with southwesterly breezes.
Highs: 20-21


Sunny spells with southwesterly breezes, chance of a late afternoon / evening shower.
High: 21

Bay Of Plenty

Sunny with west to southwest breezes.
High: 21

Waikato & Central North Island

Sunny spells with west to southwest breezes, chance of a late afternoon
Highs: 17-20

Eastern North Island

Showers about the Wairarapa from this morning with the chance of a brief heavy fall or two, sunny spells further north
with showers developing about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne this evening. Light
Highs: 17-19

Western North Island

Periods of cloud with west to northwest winds, a few isolated showers
develop this afternoon as winds tend southwest then clearing later this
Highs: 17-18


Cloudy spells with southerly winds, a few showers mainly afternoon onwards
then clearing overnight.
High: 15


Mostly sunny with light winds tending northerly in the afternoon. Chance of
an isolated afternoon shower, mainly inland and in the east then clearing later
in the evening.
Highs: 17-18


Sunny spells with southerly winds, tending a little more easterly about the
east coast. Isolated showers develop in the afternoon then clear around
Highs: 16-17


Cloudy areas with the odd light shower or drizzle patch, clearing in the
evening. South to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-13

West Coast

Sunny spells with light southwesterlies. Any early showers clear then in
the afternoon there may be an isolated shower or two, mainly about the ranges.
Generally dry weather expected overall.
Highs: 15-16

Coastal Otago

Becoming mostly sunny this morning with southwesterlies gradually dying out
in the afternoon.
High: 13

Central Otago

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, mostly sunny from midday with light
Highs: 13-14


Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, mostly sunny from midday with
southwesterlies dying out.
High: 13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Jarrod on 22/04/2014 5:15am

Hi there,

what are you forecasts for saturday in the central north island?

We are planning to do the tongariro crossing.


WW Forecast Team on 22/04/2014 10:36am

Hi there

Can’t be too specific but looks like morning showers clearing then coming out mostly sunny in the afternoon. Breezy southwesterlies easing in the evening.


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