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Tuesday’s national forecast

A low pressure system moves away from the North Island to the northeast today. Expect a southeasterly airflow with a few showers on the east coast and about Northland, cloud gradually clearing elsewhere. In the South Island a high pressure system starts to move in from the Tasman Sea bringing generally sunnier weather, a cool south to southwesterly airflow will ease during the day about the east coast.

Showers ease around midday with the last few stragglers clearing in the afternoon, sunny spells gradually develop from afternoon also, gusty southeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-16

Morning cloudy areas then sunny spells increase from midday, brisk southeasterly winds developing in the morning.
Highs: 17

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Cloudy areas in the morning then sunny spells increase in the afternoon, brezzy southeasterly winds develop in the morning then ease overnight. Cloud may take till mid afternoon to clear about the Bay Of Plenty and there could even be a brief shower or two around midday.
Highs: 12-18

Eastern North Island
Mostly cloudy with southerlies freshening in the morning, the odd shower at times mainly for Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne. Wairarapa stays fairly dry but there is still the risk of a brief shower now and then.
Highs: 12-13

Western North Island
Morning cloud clears to a mostly sunny day. Southeasterly winds, gusty at times in the afternoon especially about Taranaki.
Highs: 14-15

Cloudy periods with brisk southerlies, chance of a brief shower now and then otherwise mainly dry.
High: 11

Sunny after any early cloudy clears, southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-14

Sunny after any early cloud clears. Cool south to southeasterly winds, easing overnight.
High: 13

Morning cloudy areas then sunny spells developing from mid morning, cool southerlies ease dying out by evening.
Highs: 10-11

West Coast
Sunny with light winds.
Highs: 15-16

Coastal Otago
Morning cloudy spells then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, breezy cool southwesterlies ease dying out in the evening.
High: 10

Central Otago
Mainly sunny with just a few clouds about, light southerly winds.
Highs: 12-14

Morning cloudy areas break to afternoon sunny spells, southwesterly breezes die out later in the evening.
High: 10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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