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Tuesday’s national forecast

A front moves northwards over the South Island today, with breezy northwesterlies ahead of the front then changing southerly in behind. A west to northwesterly airflow lies over the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Cloudy areas with the risk of a shower, mainly Auckland southwards. Breezy westerly winds.
Highs: 19-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, breezy to brisk westerly winds.
Highs: 17-18

Eastern North Island

Sunny with breezy west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 24-26


Sunny spells with strengthening northwesterly winds, a few showers overnight.
High: 19

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, a few spots of rain possible afternoon / evening otherwise mainly dry. Northwesterlies becoming gusty after midday.
Highs: 20-24


Mostly sunny, breezy northwesterly winds. A late afternoon or evening southerly change brings increasing cloud.
Highs: 24-25

West Coast

Rain, heavy at times then easing to showers in the evening as northwesterlies tend southwest later in the day.
Highs: 16-19

Southland & Otago

A few showers develop about Southland in the morning. Dry at first about Otago then a few showers from afternoon. Brisk to strong westerlies tend southwest during the afternoon.
Highs: 13-20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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