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Tuesday’s national forecast

Cold southwesterlies lie over the country again today however things are improving if only a little bit, the really settled weather arrives on Wednesday and Thursday but that does mean frosty conditions morning and night so something to watch out for.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Occasional showers with brisk west to southwest winds, drier out east about the Bay Of Plenty with sunny areas although a shower or two may still spread across from the west.
Highs: 13-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly sunny for Palmerston North southwards, further north expect the chance of some morning sun then clouding up in the afternoon with occasional showers moving in and only a few spreading further east into the Central North Island. Winds from the west or southwest, strong and gusty about Taranaki.
Highs: 11-13

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with breezy southwesterly winds, later in the evening a few showers move into the Wairarapa especially near the coast.
Highs: 13-15


Mainly sunny with southerly winds, a few showers may move in later in the evening or overnight.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-14


Sunny areas and some cloud with cold southwesterlies strong at times near the coast, showers over Banks Peninsula with the odd snow flurry to 400m.
High: 12

West Coast

Any morning cloud clears to a sunny day, southwesterly winds tend southerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 11-12

Southland & Otago

Cloudy with occasional showers (mainly dry in the morning for Otago) then mostly clearing overnight. The odd snow flurry to 300m in the morning the lifting to 500m by evening. Winds brisk to strong from the southwest.
Highs: 7-9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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