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Tuesday’s national forecast

A southerly airflow lies over the country today, many regions can expect showers for a time especially this afternoon. Showers could become heavy with thunderstorms about some South Island areas this afternoon.

Northland
Periods of cloud with westerly winds, chance of a brief late afternoon / evening shower otherwise dry.
Highs: 18

Auckland

Periods of cloud with westerly winds, a few brief afternoon showers
possible then clearing.
High: 17

Bay Of Plenty

Sunny spells and some increasing cloud with light northwesterlies, a few
brief showers late afternoon / evening then clearing.
High: 18

Central North Island & Waikato

Expect periods of cloud and sunny spells, a few morning showers clear then
late afternoon / evening further isolated showers are possible before clearing
by midnight. Light northwesterlies tend more westerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-18

Eastern North Island

Sunny spells with light winds, a few isolated showers possible late
afternoon / evening then clearing by midnight.
High: 18

Taranaki

Morning cloud with a few showers then clearing midday, westerly winds. A
few sunny spells develop in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-17

Western North Island

Some morning cloud with a few showers then clearing, light winds tend
southwesterly. In the evening there could be a few further isolated
showers.
High: 16

Wellington

Sunny spells with light winds, chance of a morning shower then clearing.
Winds tend southerly in the afternoon then further showers develop in the
evening.
Highs: 13-14

Nelson

Mostly sunny with light winds tending northerly in the afternoon, chance of
an isolated shower late afternoon / evening mainly inland about the
ranges.
Highs: 16

Marlborough

Cloud builds from morning with light winds, periods of rain develop in the
afternoon possibly heavy with thunderstorms and hail as winds tend southeasterly.
Highs: 15

Canterbury

Periods of cloud with light south to southwesterly winds, a few isolated
showers from afternoon especially inland where there could even be thunderstorms
and hail. Snow flurries to 500m.
Highs: 12-13

West Coast

Mostly sunny with light winds, a few isolated showers possible about the
ranges in the afternoon especially about Buller then clearing later.
Highs: 13-14

Coastal Otago

Periods of cloud with cool southwesterlies, showers from midday with a risk
of hail then clearing in the evening. Some snow to 400m.
High: 11-12

Central Otago

Periods of cloud with light southerlies, chance of a shower or two mainly
late afternoon / evening then clearing.
Highs: 10-11

Southland

Cloudy periods with southwesterly winds, a few showers about with long dry
spells too.
High: 11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz

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