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Tuesday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, fairly cloudy in the west and sunnier out east. However a southwest change moving into Canterbury around midday brings cloud and a few showers, then moving into Marlborough in the evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Cloudy areas and some sun, chance of a shower or two about for Auckland and western Waikato otherwise mainly dry. Mostly sunny for the Bay Of Plenty. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-21
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas with westerly winds, brisk west to southwesterly winds about Taranaki.
High: 17-20
Eastern North Island
Mainly sunny with light winds tending southerly around midday.
Highs: 20-22
Mainly sunny with northwesterly winds, evening southerly winds bring some cloud.
High: 19
Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with west to northwesterly winds about Marlborough, late evening southerlies bring some cloud. Nelson has a mainly sunny day, morning southwest winds tend northerly in the afternoon.
Highs: 21-24
Mainly sunny weather with light winds tending northwest inland, a southerly change moves in late morning or early afternoon bringing increasing cloud and the odd shower mainly inland.
High: 20
West Coast
Cloudy areas and a few showers, mostly clearing during the afternoon. Breezy west to southwest winds.
High: 15
Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas with the odd shower at times about Southland, morning showers clear Otago then a few sunny spells move in. West to southwesterly winds, strong about the Southland coastline.
Highs: 11-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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