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Tuesday’s national forecast

A large anticyclone lies to the east of New Zealand today casting a ridge of high pressure back over the North Island, northwesterlies build over the South Island with a front moving into Fiordland / Southland this evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, there may be some low cloud or fog early morning then again overnight for some inland areas. Light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 26-28

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some morning cloud then mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-26

Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds, afternoon east to northeast winds for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Wairarapa sees north to northwesterly winds all day long.
Highs: 26-30

Sunny spells, increasing north to northwesterly winds.
High: 24

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, north to northwesterly winds pick up after midday.
Highs: 25-31

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 29-32

West Coast
Mostly cloudy, areas of rain for South Westland becoming heavy late afternoon. The odd shower for North Westland from afternoon then some rain overnight.
Highs: 19-23

Southland & Otago
Thick high cloud, the odd spot of rain (mainly morning) then more persistent rain develops evening for Southland due to a front as northwest winds change westerly. Only a few spots of rain or showers moves through Otago overnight as this front moves through.
Highs: 21-26

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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