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Tuesday’s national forecast

Any morning showers clear about eastern areas of Northland, Auckland through to East Cape, and also about Wellington through to Hawkes Bay in the east with sunny breaks then developing. Sunny areas may develop a little later in the day about Gisborne as the southerly airflow pushes more cloud into this area, showers look to clear in the morning there as well however. Winds will be breezy and cool from the south in the previously mentioned places easing later in the day.

Sunny breaks increasing in all other areas of the North Island with cool southerly winds easing dying out at night with frosts later at night inland. High’s of 12 or 13 degrees about Wellington and along the east coast, in the mid teens north of Auckland. 14 degrees about Taranaki and low double figure high’s for the Central North Island.

Sunny today along the east coast of the South Island with light winds, perhaps dying away from the southwest early in the morning north of Canterbury. Any morning cloud clears in Nelson to a sunny day, light southwesterlies die out there. There will be a little bit of high cloud across Southland and Otago however with breezy west to northwest winds especially on the southern coastline where winds will be gusty, a few showers on the western ranges also of both regions at night.

Sunny breaks increase on the West Coast with southwesterly breezes easing. In Fiordland skies should be cloudy for most of the day with the odd drizzle patch from midday, breezy northwesterlies and more widespread showers from evening.

A high of 13 for Nelson this afternoon, 11 to 12 degrees for the West Coast. 13 to 14 degrees can be expected on the east coast. Low double figure high’s about Central Otago and Southland.


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