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Tuesday’s national forecast

A north to northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, an occluded front over central parts of the country weakens.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas, the odd light shower possible about Northland (more so from afternoon). North to northeasterly winds
Highs: 15-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with morning rain about Kapiti and Taranaki easing to the odd shower, a few afternoon sunny areas may break through for the Manawatu otherwise staying mostly cloudy. Northerly winds.
Highs: 12-16

Eastern North Island

High cloud, gradually thinning out from afternoon and sun becoming more frequent, morning spots of rain clear Wairarapa. Light north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-19


Morning rain eases to the odd shower or spit by midday, breezy northerlies.
Highs: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning rain about Marlborough then breaking to sunny areas and some high cloud, northerlies tend northwest in the morning. Showers for Nelson, sun may break through at times otherwise mostly cloudy, north to northeasterly winds ease.
Highs: 15-18


A mainly sunny and warm day, may be a touch of high cloud. Light northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-20

West Coast

Morning rain about Greymouth northwards eases to the odd shower and some sun breaks through in the afternoon, rain about Fiordland becoming a little more persistent from afternoon and spreading into South Westland a touch. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, rain spreads from the west into the Central lakes district at times from afternoon. Northerly winds.
Highs: 10-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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