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Tuesday’s national forecast

A cold south to southwesterly airflow lies over the country today with an anticyclone slowly pushing into the Tasman Sea. Generally showery weather over much of the country slowly clearing from the South Island, a trough lingers over the North Island although expect dry spells for many at times.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, CNI & BOP
Any early showers clear. Expect a mix of cloudy and sunny spells. Breezy west to southwest winds ease in the evening. Later in the evening a few showers may push in from the southeast on a southerly wind change, mainly about the Bay Of Plenty, Waikato and Central North Island.
Highs: 22-23

East of the North Island
Showers with cold southerlies in Wairarapa, showers develop about Hawkes Bay during the morning. Sunny periods in Gisborne, afternoon southerlies bring showers.
Highs: 16-18
Western North Island
A period of morning showers clearing around midday, sunny spells then increase into the afternoon. Cool southerlies ease at night.
Highs: 17-19
Morning rain easing to the odd shower which clears early afternoon, brisk cool southerly winds. Sunny breaks at times from midday.
Highs: 16
Marlborough & Nelson
Early showers clear with sunny breaks increasing, cool southerlies die out at night.
Highs: 16-18
A few light showers clearing early afternoon, sunny breaks then develop. Cool southerlies.
Highs: 15-16
West Coast
Any morning cloud clearing to sunny skies, south to southeast breezes.
Highs: 19-20
Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny skies with southwesterly breezes, chance of a morning shower about Southland and coastal Otago.
Highs: 15 near the coast, 20 inland


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