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Tuesday’s national forecast

A large high to the east of New Zealand directs a warm humid northerly airflow over the country today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon / evening mainly about Waikato and Bay Of Plenty otherwise mainly dry. Light northeasterly winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 22-28

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, chance of an isolated shower mainly late afternoon / evening. Northerlies tend northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 21-27

Eastern North Island
Sunny spells, cloud thickens up in the afternoon, (especially about the ranges then spreading eastwards) expect isolated showers late afternoon / evening. Light winds tend east to northeast after midday.
Highs: 24-27

Mostly cloudy, the odd spit or drizzle patch possible. Northerly winds.
High: 22

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny areas and some high cloud for Marlborough, chance spot of rain in the afternoon spreading from the west. Nelson has mostly cloudy skies, the odd spit, rain may be more persistent for a time in the afternoon. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 22-29

Sunny spells, there may be a spit or shower otherwise mainly dry. Light winds, tending northeast near the coast.
Highs: 25-29

West Coast
A mostly cloudy day with patchy rain or showers, rain about Buller eases in the evening. Northerly winds.
Highs: 18-23

Southland & Otago
Sunny spells, the odd isolated shower also mainly late afternoon / evening especially in the east. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 20-27

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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