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Tuesday’s national forecast

A ridge hangs onto the upper North Island today while the rest of New Zealand has a northwesterly airflow. A front also affects the lower South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny, risk of a late afternoon / evening isolated shower especially for inland areas where one could turn heavy. Light winds in the morning then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 22-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Some morning sun then cloud increases from afternoon, west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-23

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny weather with light northwesterly winds, right on the Hawkes Bay coastline afternoon northeasterly winds could keep temperatures a little cooler then just a bit further inland. High cloud thickens up in the afternoon about the Wairarapa.
Highs: 23-28


Becoming mostly cloudy in the morning, northerlies strengthen.
High: 19

Marlborough & Nelson

High cloud thickens up in the morning, north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-25


High cloud with some sun at times, light winds tend northeasterly near the coast in the afternoon. There may be a shower about South Canterbury for a time around midday.
High: 24

West Coast

Cloudy skies, the odd light shower or drizzle patch about. Some rain about Fiordland during the day then becoming heavy there overnight. Northerly winds.
Highs: 18-19

Southland & Otago

Morning high cloud and some rain clearing to sunny areas after midday, a few isolated showers possible late afternoon / evening mainly in the east. Winds from the northerly quarter mostly however tending southerly in the afternoon about Southland and perhaps up the coast to Otago Peninsula.
Highs: 20-25

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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