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Tuesday’s national forecast

A low sits in the Tasman Sea today while a large high is centred just to the northeast of New Zealand. In between lies a front which sits over northwestern parts of the South Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells. Chance of a light shower or two about otherwise mainly dry. Light northerly winds.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly cloudy with the odd shower possible, more so about Taranaki. Long dry spells too. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-19

Eastern North Island

Mainly sunny with light northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-22


Mostly cloudy with north to northwesterly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

High cloud thickens in the morning, a few spots of rain possible about Nelson from afternoon then Marlborough in the evening. Light northwesterly winds.
High: 19


Mainly sunny with a touch of high cloud possible, light winds.
High: 17-19

West Coast

Morning showers clear then cloud breaks to sunny spells in the afternoon, northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago

Mostly sunny after any early cloud clears away, light winds.
Highs: 16-17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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