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Tuesday’s national forecast


Upper North Island

Showers in Gisborne for most of the day with cold southerlies, showers clear at night for a time. Mostly sunny about the Bay Of Plenty with southeasterly breezes, some cloud about western Bay Of Plenty late afternoon may bring a shower or two. Generally sunny for most of Waikato with southeasterly breezes, chance of a late afternoon shower as winds tend light easterly. Any morning showers clear on the western coastline between Waikato and Northland, expect sunny areas and some cloud with southwesterlies easing off in the morning then tending easterly during the afternoon. A few showers may move through late afternoon and evening from Auckland through to Northland any of which clear at night about Auckland, a few may continue about Northland.
HIGHS: 17-18 today for most areas, Gisborne cooler on 13 however.

Lower North Island

Cloudy periods about Wellington with cool southerlies easing at night. Showers in Wairarapa clear in the afternoon then clearing about Hawkes Bay in the evening, cold southerlies. A few brief morning showers about southern Taranaki clear, expect sunny areas and some cloud about western areas otherwise with southeasterly breezes. There may be a morning shower about the Central North Island also however they will clear with sunny areas and some cloud for the rest of the day with southeasterly breezes.
HIGHS: Mid teen temperatures for most in the west, 12-13 about Wellington through to Hawkes Bay.

Upper South Island

Mostly sunny in Nelson and along the western ranges, light winds. Sunny areas develop from afternoon in Marlborough, southeasterly breezes die out at night. A few showers on the coast south of Clifford Bay clear in the afternoon. Any morning showers clear in Canterbury then sunny areas increasing from afternoon, expect southerly breezes dying out later at night.
HIGHS: Mid teen temperatures about Nelson and along the West Coast, 13-14 degree high’s about Canterbury and Marlborough.

Lower South Island

Mostly sunny in Southland and Otago with light east to southeastely breezes, some cloud at times in coastal Otago. Morning frosts in inland areas.
HIGHS: 13-14 degrees for most areas near the coast, 16-17 in sheltered inland areas this afternoon.



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