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Tuesday’s national forecast

Ex Tropical Cyclone Hola departs moving southeastwards today away from the east of the North Island meanwhile a southwesterly airflow spreads over New Zealand.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, may be a shower or two at times especially in the west. The Bay Of Plenty is mainly dry with sunny spells. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mainly dry morning then a few showers possible from afternoon, west to northwesterly winds freshen (strong near some coastal areas). Sunny spells at times.
Highs: 19-23

Eastern North Island
Morning showers clear then becoming sunny, strong coastal southwesterlies at first then easing and tending more westerly by midday. A few showers may move into Wairarapa in the evening.
Highs: 24-27

Mostly sunny, a few evening showers possible as breezy northwesterly winds change westerly.
High: 22-23

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, late afternoon or evening a southwest change moves in bringing showers, chance of an isolated heavy fall (mainly coastal Marlborough) then clearing around midnight.
Highs: 23-24

Morning sun and some high cloud then showers push in this afternoon as a southerly change moves through. Showers clearing in the evening for some however lingering about South Canterbury through to Banks Peninsula then clearing overnight.
Highs: 16-20

West Coast
Areas of rain, showers from afternoon. Breezy west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-18

Southland & Otago
Occasional showers, easing in the evening about Southland. Otago sees morning showers then long dry / sunny spells develop from afternoon, perhaps becoming mainly dry for some. Brisk west to southwesterly winds, strong about some coastal areas.
Highs: 13-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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