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Tuesday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

A few sunny areas this morning however cloud then increasing, rain develops mainly south of about Auckland in the afternoon then pushes into Bay Of Plenty in the evening with northerly breezes. Cloudy in Northland with the odd shower after midday, high cloud in Gisborne with light winds picking up from the northwest in the afternoon.
HIGHS: 21-23, 25 in Gisborne

Lower North Island

Sunny areas with some cloud increasing in the west during the day and northwesterly breezes. Showers develop about Taranaki late afternoon and shortly after spreading into the CNI. A few showers make their way into Kapiti and Wellington at night also. Mostly sunny on the east coast with light winds and increasing high cloud.
HIGHS: 18-19 for most. Mid 20’s about Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay however.

Upper South Island

Cloudy on the West Coast with northeasterly breezes strengthening during the day, showers from afternoon turn to rain in the evening and becoming heavy for a time. Sunny at first in Nelson however cloud increases after midday with northerlies, some rain from evening. Mostly sunny in Canterbury and Marlborough with light winds picking up from the northwest late afternoon or evening, increasing high cloud during the day. Some rain possible in South Canterbury at night.
HIGHS: 18 on the West Coast, 20 in Nelson. 23-24 about Canterbury and Marlborough

Lower South Island

Northwesterly breezes with thickening high cloud, winds may tend a little more northeast along the coast. Some rain spreads into North Otago at night.
HIGHS: low 20’s for most, 15-16 on the West Coast south of the Glaciers.



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