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Tuesday’s national forecast

A strong southwesterly airflow eases over the country this morning as a ridge of high pressure pushes in from the Tasman Sea. This brings most regions some brief settled weather for a time after any morning showers clear away.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Any early showers clear then sunny areas increase, breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Early rain or showers clear then sunny areas increase, south to westerly winds die out by evening.
Highs: 14-16

Eastern North Island

Any early showers clear, becoming mostly sunny in the morning with cool southwesterly winds dying out by evening.
Highs: 16


Any early showers clear to sunny areas, strong Southerly winds ease from afternoon.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with southwesterly winds easing during the day, high cloud from evening.
Highs: 15


Becoming mostly sunny in the morning after any early coastal showers clear, southwesterly winds die out in the afternoon.
High: 13

West Coast

Mostly sunny from morning, southwesterly winds die out around midday. Cloud increases again from evening.
Highs: 14-15

Southland & Otago

A few early morning showers clear then sunny areas develop, west to southwest winds tend northeast in the evening.
Highs: 10-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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