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Tuesday’s national forecast

A westerly quarter airflow lies over the country today with a high pressure system centred to the north and a front moving across the lower South Island. Most places are dry although there could be some drizzle this morning for western parts of the North Island, also expect some rain or showers for the lower South Island.

Mostly sunny weather with light winds, afternoon sea breezes then easing in the evening.
Highs: 19-20


Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, light winds and afternoon sea
High: 19

Bay Of Plenty

Sunny areas and some cloud, cloud may be a little thicker at first in the
morning then breaking. Light northwesterlies .
High: 18

Waikato & Central North Island

Some morning cloud with the chance of an early drizzle patch, skies
breaking to become mostly sunny in the afternoon. Gentle westerly breezes.
Highs: 18-19

Eastern North Island

Sunny with light winds tending northeast in the afternoon, afternoon
northwesterlies about the Wairarapa.
Highs: 20-22

Western North Island

Morning drizzle clears with cloud breaking towards midday, afternoon sunny
spells. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-19


Sunny spells with brisk northerlies, easing later in the day.
High: 17


Sunny with west to northwest winds, perhaps tending more northerly in the
Highs: 21-22


Sunny with northwesterly winds and warm temperatures, winds tend more
westerly late afternoon with some high cloud moving in.
Highs: 25-26


Sunny in the morning with light winds, southerlies develop during the
afternoon with some cloud gradually increasing.
Highs: 21-22

West Coast

Cloudy periods with light to moderate northwesterly winds. Showers south of
the Glaciers and rain for Fiordland, heavy during the morning then easing.
Highs: 15-16

Coastal Otago

Early high cloud with light winds then a change to southwesterlies mid
morning brings a few showers which mostly clear afternoon.
High: 13

Central Otago

Some rain developing during the morning, rain more persistent out west and
in the south during the morning with lighter falls out east. Rain patchy for
everyone from midday. Winds light tending southerly or southwest.
High: 12


Winds change southwest early on bringing rain. Rain eases around midday to
the odd brief shower. Skies remaining mostly cloudy.
Highs: 9-10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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