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Tuesday’s national forecast

Temperatures starting to get colder across the country today as a southwesterly airflow pushes in, a front clears the upper North Island this morning with rain easing to showers there.

Auckland & Northland
Morning rain (with possible thunderstorms about Northland) then easing to showers by midday as northwesterlies change westerly, sunny spells start to break through at times from afternoon.
Highs: 13-15

Bay Of Plenty

Rain, easing to showers in the afternoon then clearing as northwesterlies
tend westerly. Mainly clear skies by evening.
High: 14

Waikato & Central North Island

Early morning rain eases to showers, northwesterly winds may tend a little
more westerly after midday. Sunny spells gradually sneak through from afternoon
then showers clear in the evening.
Highs: 11-13

Eastern North Island

Morning spots of rain with thick high cloud then a mostly sunny afternoon,
northwesterly winds. Showers move into the Wairarapa later in the evening with a
southerly change.
Highs 16-17

Western North Island

Occasional showers with west to northwesterly winds, showers may be heavier
for a time overnight with a risk of hail as winds change southwest.
High: 12


Sunny spells with breezy northwesterlies, late afternoon / early evening a
brisk southerly change brings showers. Showers may be heavy with some hail then
clearing overnight. Snow to 800m at first with the change then lowering to 400m
overnight before clearing.
High: 12


Cloudy periods with the odd shower, long dry spells too, northwesterly
winds. Showers a little more persistent for a time in the evening then clearing
later as winds swing round to the southwest. Some snow about surrounding ranges
to 800m, lowering to 600m for a brief time in the evening before clearing.
High: 12


Sunny with some increasing high cloud, northwesterly winds. Late afternoon
/ early evening southerlies freshen with some rain which clears overnight. Some
snow to 800m at first, lowering to 400m later in the evening before
Highs: 13-14


Mostly sunny with some high cloud developing, light winds. Mid afternoon
southwesterlies freshen with showers which then clear overnight. Some snow to
400m at first, lowering to 300m at night before clearing.
Highs: 10-11

West Coast

Showers with a risk of hail, easing during the day and clearing late
afternoon / evening. Some snow to 600m in the morning, lowering to 500m in the
afternoon before clearing.
High: 8

Coastal Otago

Southwesterlies freshen early in the morning bringing a few brief showers /
risk of small hail then clearing. Expect cloudy spells and sunny breaks at times
for most of the day. Showers / risk of small hail again in the evening with a
few snow flurries possible to low levels, amounts will not be significant and
may not settle.
Highs: 7-8

Central Otago

Southwesterlies freshen in the morning bringing a period of showers, a risk
of smaill hail and some snow to 300m then easing around midday with sunny spells
developing. Southwesterlies dying out in the evening with any remaining wintry
showers having cleared.
Highs: 6-7


Breezy cold southwesterlies with cloudy periods, early morning showers
ease. The odd light snow flurry to low levels, risk of small hail at times
High: 7

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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