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Tuesday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow lies over the North Island today while southwesterlies tend northwest this afternoon over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, chance of a shower or two. The Bay Of Plenty will be mainly sunny with mostly dry weather. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 19-21
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower possible, west to southwesterly winds develop by midday.
Highs: 18
Eastern North Island
Sunny spells with southerly winds, chance of a shower late afternoon / evening especially about the Wairarapa. Winds tend east to northeast later in the day.
Highs: 19-20
Any morning showers clear, mostly cloudy with southerlies tending northerly by late morning.
High: 17
Marlborough & Nelson
Chance of an early shower then clearing, plenty of thick high cloud with afternoon north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-21
Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, chance spots of rain from late afternoon / evening. East to northeast winds freshen from afternoon near the coast, lighter winds inland.
High: 17
West Coast
Mostly cloudy, chance of a light shower at times. Rain moves into South Westland in the evening then North Westland overnight. Westerly winds.
High: 16
Southland & Otago
High cloud, a few early spots of rain possible. Rain more likely later in the evening or overnight. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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