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Tuesday’s national forecast

Two large anticyclones site either side of New Zealand today, in between a front lies down the middle and over the South Island stretching out from an area of low pressure north to the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas, sunny spells at times. There may be a brief shower or two also mainly about exposed eastern spots like Coromandel, Great Barrier Island, northern Auckland and eastern Northland etc. Easterly winds.
Highs: 16-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of mid and high level cloud with northerly winds.
Highs: 14-17

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny about Wairarapa although expect some high cloud, Hawkes Bay has a mix of mid and high level cloud (skies near coastal Hawkes Bay may be a bit cloudy). Cloudy skies for Gisborne with the odd shower. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17


Morning mid level cloud breaks to sunny areas and some high cloud, northerly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Marlborough & Nelson

A mostly cloudy day, the odd shower or drizzle patch for Nelson. Northerly winds.
Highs: 16-19


A cloudy day, some drizzle or the odd shower north of about the Rakaia River from late morning. Cool southwesterly winds.
Highs: 11-13

West Coast

Dry for South Westland with sunny areas and some high cloud, further north expect some rain, possibly heavy about Buller. Light winds.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, coastal Otago could see a morning shower or drizzle patch. Light winds.
Highs: 11-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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