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Tuesday’s national forecast

A strong northwesterly airflow lies over the South Island today while an anticyclone controls most of the weather for the North Island meaning fairly settled condtiions. Rain on the West Coast of the South Island especially further south will be heavy and thundery at times.

Sunny spells and increasing high cloud from morning, expect light northeasterly breezes. Showers move in overnight from the north.
Highs: 15-16

Mostly sunny with light northerlies, high cloud increases from midday becoming totally cloudy overnight.
High: 15

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Mostly sunny with a few clouds at times, cloud more likely about the Waikato and Central North Island. High cloud increases for all from late afternoon. Light north to northwest winds.
Highs: 12-16

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with light winds tending northwest, some high cloud develops during the afternoon, mainly about Wairarapa first then further north a little later in the afternoon. Northwesterlies about Wairarapa will be breezy.
High: 17

Western North Island
Sunny and cloudy spells with northwest breezes, there is the low risk of a brief light shower at times. Becoming cloudy later in the evening.
Highs: 13-15

Sunny and cloudy spells with brisk northerly winds. Skies becoming totally cloudy later in the evening.
Highs: 13-14

Sunny spells and some cloud. Cloudy slowly increasing as the day goes on to become cloudy by evening. The odd brief shower is possible overnight. Northwest breezes.
High: 14

Sunny spells to start however high cloud thickening to become cloudy by midday. Gusty northwest winds.
High: 16

Thick high cloud to start the day then a mostly sunny afternoon, breezy north to northwesterly winds and mild temperatures.
Highs: 16-17

West Coast
Periods of rain, heavy and thundery at times south of about Hokitika. Brisk northwest winds.
High: 13-14

Coastal Otago
Some morning rain then clearing to sunny areas and some cloud, gusty northwesterlies ease then pick up again later in the evening.
High: 14

Central Otago
Morning rain then easing off in the afternoon with long dry spells and perhaps a sunny patch or two, rain develops again overnight. Rain more likely for western parts of Central Otago. Gusty northwesterlies easing around midday then picking up again at night.
Highs: 10-12

Gusty northwesterlies with morning rain clearing then developing again overnight, sunny spells otherwise. Winds tack off for a time in the afternoon then pick up again at night from the north.
Highs: 12-14


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