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Tuesday’s national forecast

A front moves off the top of the South Island this morning then pushes northwards over the North Island for the rest of the day, expect strong northwesterly winds to precede the front. The flow is a little more westerly over the South Island, changing southwest about Southland / Otago and then Canterbury as the day moves along.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Chance of a shower then rain develops during the afternoon, possibly heavy then easing later in the evening. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of rain with heavy falls (a chance of thunder also) then easing late afternoon / evening. Strong to gale northwesterlies about coastal areas in the morning then easing later in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-18

Eastern North Island
Cloudy with spits of rain spreading from the west at times, gusty strong northwesterly winds ease later in the evening.
Highs: 20-22

Rain with heavy falls possible, easing during the afternoon and clearing by evening. Strong to gale northwesterly winds gradually ease.
High: 16

Marlborough & Nelson
Rain (heavy falls about Nelson) clears early afternoon then becoming mostly sunny, breezy north to northwesterly winds ease later in the day.
Highs: 17-20

Dry with high cloud and some sun, winds from the west or northwest. In the evening a south to southwesterly change moves in bringing showers, some may be heavy with thunderstorms then easing overnight. Shower activity mostly staying south of about Waipara, conditions remain mainly dry further north.
Highs: 16-19

West Coast
Showers, some may be heavy at times then clearing later in the evening. Northwesterlies.
Highs: 14-15

Southland & Otago
Dry at first with some sun then early afternoon showers move in with a southwest change, showers may be heavy with thunderstorms and hail then clearing in the evening.
Highs: 14-17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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