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Tuesday’s national forecast

Mostly cloudy for western areas of the North Island today but the odd sunny break at times, the odd shower north of Auckland during the day with a low risk of one or two getting into western Bay Of Plenty, the Waikato and Taranaki at times. Rain will start to push into western areas overnight from Taranaki through to Northland. On the east coast and about Wanganui through to Wellington in the west expect mostly sunny weather with some cloud and north to northeasterly breezes.

Areas of rain on the West Coast of the South Island with north to northeasterly breezes, heavy rain moves into Fiordland from late afternoon with thundery falls possible then this area of heavy rain moving north to reach Buller at night. Becoming cloudy about Nelson from morning with northerlies, the odd shower at times from midday turns to rain at night.

Mostly fine and sunny along the east coast, northwesterlies inland and winds tending a little more northerly along the coast itself. Temperatures will be warm and mild, expect some high cloud. Fine in Southland with some cloud and light northerlies after any morning rain clears, west to southwest winds freshen in the evening with a few showers which spread into Otago later. Cloudy about inland western Otago with showers from late afternoon or evening.

Temperatures today of 13 to 14 in Nelson and along West Coast, 18 to 20 from Southland through to Blenheim. High teen readings are likely this afternoon along east coast North Island and from Wanganui through to Kapiti. Mid teen temperatures for elsewhere in the North Island.


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