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Tuesday’s national forecast

A low passes over the South Island today moving west to east meanwhile a northwesterly airflow sits over the North Island. Most regions in the South Island seeing rain or showers for a time today, areas of precipitation moving into the west of the North Island late afternoon / evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Increasing cloud with west to northwesterly winds. Areas of patchy rain develop later in the evening, perhaps not till overnight for Northland.
Highs: 19-21

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Becoming mostly cloudy in the morning with breezy west to northwesterly winds. Some patchy rain moves in late afternoon or evening.
Highs: 17-19

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with some high cloud increasing from afternoon, a few spits of rain move through late afternoon or evening. Winds breezy from the northwest.
Highs: 22-24


Mostly cloudy with showers late afternoon, strong northwesterly winds change southerly later in the evening.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny areas and increasing high cloud for Marlborough, becoming mostly cloudy in the morning for Nelson. A few spots or spells of rain move through from mid to late afternoon then overnight a southerly change brings further rain.
Highs: 17-21


Increasing high cloud, a few spits of rain in the afternoon. Rain pushes northwards through the region during the evening on a southwest change. Some snow lowers to 500m overnight.
High: 19

West Coast

Cloudy with rain, heavy in areas with possible thunderstorms  especially Fiordland. Winds gusty from the north or northwest then changing to the south overnight at which point rain eases.
Highs: 14-15

Southland & Otago

Rain, clearing later in the evening or overnight. Some snow develops to 800m in the morning lowering to 400 or perhaps 300m by evening. Cold southerly winds.
Highs: 8-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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