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Tuesday’s national forecast

A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather, skies are not totally cloud free for everyone however.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas but some sun breaks through at times, chance of a spit or shower. The Bay Of Plenty has cloudier skies and a slightly higher risk of showers. Light north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, a mix of sun and cloud about Taranaki. Areas of high cloud thicken during the day also. Light winds.
Highs: 12-15

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy with light easterly winds.
Highs: 12-13


Mostly sunny, some cloud from afternoon. South to southeasterly winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny, any morning cloud breaks away. Some high cloud develops in the afternoon. Light winds.
Highs: 10-12


Sunny weather, light winds.
Highs: 8-11

West Coast

Mostly sunny with some high cloud developing late afternoon, some mid-level cloud can be expected about coastal fringe areas at times. Light winds.
Highs: 11-14

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy skies for Southland, there may be a light coastal shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Otago has mostly sunny skies, some coastal cloud from afternoon. West to southwest winds.
Highs: 7-10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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