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Tuesday’s national forecast

A large complex low pressure system lies over the country today, espect showers in the southeast of the South Island, also the northwest. Showers at times during the day for many western regions of the North Island, more so from afternoon. Mild for the east of the North Island with some high cloud.

Northland, Auckland & Waikato
Mainly cloudy skies although a few sunny spells at times. Expect north to northwest winds. The odd shower possible at times, shower more likely in the afternoon and one or two may be heavy.
Highs: 14-17

Central North Island, Bay Of Plenty
Showers at times, more so after midday but there will be one or two from morning. North to northwest breezes. A brief sunny spell may make an appearance now and then otherwise expect mostly cloudy skies.
Highs: 12-17

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud at times, light north to northeasterly winds. Mild temperatures. Overnight some rain may spill into Gisborne from the west.
Highs: 18-19

Western North Island
Cloudy periods with northerly breezes, showers at times mainly about Kapiti and northern Taranaki. Showers becoming more persistent in the evening about Taranaki.
Highs: 15-17

Cloudy spells with northerly breezes, the odd brief shower at times but expect long dry spells also. Chance of a sunny period even at times but these will most likely be short lived.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny spells with some cloud, showers move into Nelson mid to late afternoon and into Marlborough in the evening. Showers about Marlborough especially the Sounds could be heavy at times. Winds from the north.
Highs: 14-17

Mostly sunny with light northeasterlies, some high cloud towards evening. Overnight southwesterlies develop with increasing cloud for most. Some rain may spill over from the west into North Canterbury overnight also.
Highs: 13-14

West Coast
Mainly cloudy with showers at times, north to northeast breezes. There may be an isolated heavy fall or two in the evening especially about Buller.
Highs: 14-15

Coastal Otago
Rain retreating to south of Dunedin in the morning, conditions still quite cloudy with west to southwest breezes. Overnight showers work there way north again with southwesterlies picking up, snow to 800m by dawn the next morning.
High: 10

Central Otago
Fairly cloudy with light south to southwest winds, chance of a brief sunny spell or two during the afternoon. The odd shower may make an appearance at times also. Overnight showers becoming more widespread with snow developing to 800m by dawn the next morning.
High: 8

Cloudy with patchy rain, cold southeasterlies tend more southerly during the afternoon. Snow lowering to 800m by dawn the next morning.
High: 9


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