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Tuesday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow builds over the South Island today, a ridge of high pressure lies over the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning low cloud or fog then mostly sunny, light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 21-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and high cloud, any early low level cloud breaks away. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-24

Eastern North Island
Morning mid level cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather and some high cloud, east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-23

Sunny areas and some high cloud, breezy northerlies.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, some high cloud. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 22-28

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, mainly morning. East to northeasterly winds near the coast, winds tend northwest inland.
Highs: 24-27

West Coast
Mostly cloudy skies for South Westland with northeasterly winds, expect areas of rain or drizzle at times about Fiordland. Greymouth northwards skies are sunnier with some high cloud, winds from the northwest. Warmest temperatures about inland Buller, coolest about Fiordland.
Highs: 16-24

Southland & Otago
High cloud, there may be a spot of rain mainly morning otherwise fairly dry. Areas of sun breaking through at times, more so from afternoon. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-26

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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