Tuesday's national forecast


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A low centred to the west draws an east to southeasterly airflow over the North Island today, a ridge brings some settled weather to the South Island although expect plenty of cloud especially morning.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of rain, may be a heavy fall for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Bay Of Plenty. Rain eases in the evening. Easterly winds, breezy for Auckland.
Highs: 12-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with rain about Taranaki and perhaps the Central North Island, the Manawatu (especially Palmerston north southwards) has a mainly dry day. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 6-12

Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy, the odd light shower for Hawkes Bay, rain for Gisborne especially further north about East Cape. Easterly winds.
Highs: 10-11

Wellington
Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, southeasterly winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloud breaks to sunny spells from afternoon for Marlborough, Nelson may become mostly sunny in the afternoon. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-13

Canterbury
Mostly sunny, morning cloud Banks Peninsula northwards then mostly sunny. Light winds then afternoon northeasterly winds.
Highs: 8-11

West Coast
Sunny with light winds, tending onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud about Southland, late evening or overnight showers. Westerlies. Otago has a mainly sunny day, light winds, tending northeast about coastal Otago.
Highs: 11-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz