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Tuesday’s national forecast

A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, cloudier skies in the west and mainly sunny conditions out east. Cloud breaks to sunny areas for some western North Island regions in the afternoon.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

A chance of a cloudy start otherwise expect sunny areas with west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Cloudy areas with westerly breezes, chance of the odd shower about especially morning otherwise mainly dry.
Highs: 17-21

Eastern North Island

A mainly sunny day, light winds in the morning then afternoon northwesterlies. East to northeasterly winds possible for Hawkes Bay after midday.
Highs: 20-23


Mostly sunny with northerly winds, northerly winds becoming breezy after midday.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with light winds in the morning, afternoon north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-26


Early cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, east to northeast winds near the coast and northwesterly winds inland.
High: 23-24

West Coast

Cloudy areas, chance of the odd shower about otherwise mainly dry. Westerly winds. Some rain moves into South Westland overnight.
Highs: 15-16

Southland & Otago

Sunny areas and increasing high cloud from morning, west to northwesterly winds becoming gusty by midday for most although coastal Otago may have light winds for much of the day. Evening rain moves into Southland then Otago overnight as winds change southwest.
Highs: 18-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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