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Tuesday’s national forecast

A humid northerly airflow covers New Zealand today, fairly cloudy for many. Rain for the West Coast of the South Island may deliver heavy falls.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly cloudy with the odd afternoon sunny spell, any morning showers clear. East to Nor’East breezes.
Highs: 20-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Cloudy with areas of rain, possibly more persistent first thing in the morning then becoming patchy with dry areas especially for the Central North Island. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-22

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy skies, some morning rain especially about the Wairarapa clears away. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-21


Cloudy with morning rain easing to the odd shower, but continuing through the day. North to Nor’East winds.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy for Nelson with spells of rain from morning. Thick high cloud with a few spots of rain at times about Marlborough, mainly early morning. North to northwesterly winds pick up after midday.
High: 19-24

Sunny areas after morning low cloud breaks away, expect some high to then thicken however with a few spots / spells of rain moving through late afternoon then clearing in the evening. Nor’East winds near the coast and northerly winds inland.

Highs: 24-28

West Coast

Becoming cloudy in the morning with areas of rain developing about Buller by midday then spreading elsewhere during the afternoon, a few heavy falls possible. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-20

Southland & Otago

Mostly sunny with high cloud gradually increasing, a few spots of rain spreading through Central Otago first then elsewhere during the evening. Northerly quarter winds.
Highs: 21-24

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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