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Tuesday’s national forecast

A cold southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today as a low passes out to the east.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, heavy at times, clearing late evening. Fresh West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers then turning to rain in the afternoon as westerlies tend to the south and strengthen. Rain eases overnight.
Highs: 10-15

Eastern North Island
Rain about the Wairarapa spreading further northwards during the afternoon as southwesterlies freshen, rain then easing overnight. Some sun before rain moves in.
Highs: 15-20

Rain eases to showers in the afternoon, clearing overnight. Strong southerly winds rising to gale after midday.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson
Rain, easing to showers during the afternoon then clearing in the evening. Cool southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Morning rain eases to showers, clearing evening for most although a shower or two man hang around for some overnight. Gusty cold southwesterly winds.
Highs: 8-11

West Coast
Mostly sunny with south to southwesterly winds, morning showers about Buller clear away.
Highs: 15-18

Southland & Otago
Showers, some may be briefly heavy with hail then easing in the evening and gradually clearing away. Cold southwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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