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Tuesday’s national forecast

A front moves northwards over the South Island today weakening as it goes, a strong northwesterly airflow ahead of the front then changing to the south or southwest in behind.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Areas of cloud and some sun, cloud thicker this morning in general with sunny spells a little more frequent after midday. West to Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Cloudy areas and occasional sun, more so from afternoon. West to northwesterly winds pick up after midday becoming gusty at times.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds a little breezy at times. Hot!
Highs: 28-32


Cloudy areas and occasional sun, northwesterly winds strengthen gusting to gale at times from afternoon.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, brisk to strong northwesterlies from afternoon.
Highs: 23-27


Sunny areas and some high cloud, gusty northwesterlies (strong to gale at times especially inland) tend southerly this evening.
High: 29

West Coast

The odd light shower, rain this morning about South Westland pushes further north during the afternoon. Rain may be heavy for a time then clearing as northwesterly winds change southwest.
Highs: 17-18

Southland & Otago

A few morning showers then cloud breaks to some sun around midday as northwesterly winds change strong to gale WSW.
Highs: 17-24

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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