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Tuesday’s national forecast

A large low brews away in the Tasman Sea today meanwhile New Zealand is caught under a ridge of high pressure. A tentacle / aka front coming out from this low affects the lower North Island and perhaps parts of the upper South Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Plenty of high cloud, there may be a shower or two about the Waikato from afternoon. Light northwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Patchy rain or drizzle, rain about parts of the Manawatu and Kapiti may be heavy at times then easing overnight as northwesterlies change southeast.
Highs: 11-15

Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy, areas of rain or drizzle about the Wairarapa for much of the day while conditions are drier further north with high cloud. Light northwesterlies for most, changing southerly about the Wairarapa in the afternoon then evening further north.
Highs: 10-11

Rain, easing from afternoon as breezy northwesterly winds change southerly.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson
Patchy rain or drizzle, possibly heavy at times about Tasman. Northwesterly winds change southeast in the morning then freshen later in the evening.
Highs: 13-14

Some sun first thing then cloud thickens with light southerlies, evening drizzle.
High: 12

West Coast
Areas of rain or showers about Westport northwards, high cloud and mainly dry further south although rain further north does sneak southwards a little later in the evening / overnight. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-14

Southland & Otago
Early sun possible then cloud thickens this morning bringing a chance of drizzle, mainly near the coast. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 8-10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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