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Tuesday’s national forecast

Tropical low June moves southeast over the North Island today, the main feature today will be strong southwesterly winds on the backside of the low as it moves through affecting many in the upper North Island area. Winds will also be strong about southwestern regions of the North Island. For the South Island it’s drizzle for most in the east with rain for Marlborough, the best weather once again about Fiordland.

Auckland & Northland
Rain eases to showers this morning as humid northeasterlies change strong
southwest. Southwesterlies gusting to gale force at times especially in exposed
areas this afternoon. Showers ease in the evening although still persisting now
and then. Eastern Northland sees sunny spells from mid afternoon onwards.
Highs: 23-25

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of

Periods of rain with heavy falls in the morning about the Bay Of Plenty,
rain eases to showers in the afternoon for all as humid easterlies change brisk
southwest then strengthen. Showers then clear by midnight.
Highs: 21-24

Eastern North Island

Periods of rain with heavy falls about the Wairarapa, east to northeast
breezes tend southwest in the evening with rain easing to showers for most.
Showers then clear around midnight.
Highs: 22-24

Western North Island

Periods of rain with southeasterly breezes, rain eases in the afternoon as
winds tend strong southwest, gust to gale force at times. Rain then clears by midnight. About northern Taranaki rain
eases more in the afternoon then clears with even a few sunny spells then
Highs: 22


Rain, heavy falls at times then easing in the afternoon. Strong southerlies
develop this morning. Remaining rain or showers clear overnight.
Highs: 17-18


Rain with southeasterly winds freshening from morning, rain eases in the
afternoon and clears by evening with southeasterlies then easing.
High: 20


Rain with the chance of a heavy fall or two then easing from afternoon.
Brisk southeasterlies. Remaining showers clear overnight.
High: 18


Patchy rain or drizzle, especially about the foothills with long dry spells
near the coast. East to northeast breezes with areas of drizzle clearing in the
Highs: 17-18

West Coast

Cloudy spells with light winds at first then southwesterlies by midday, a
brief shower or two possible from afternoon any of which clear around
High: 20

Coastal Otago

Mostly cloudy skies with east to northeast breezes, drizzle patches at
times mainly morning and evening.
Highs: 16-17

Central Otago
Mostly sunny
with light winds tending southwesterly in the afternoon, more frequent areas of
cloud in the east with winds tending easterly there.

Highs: 22-23


Sunny spells and areas of cloud, light winds at first tending southwesterly by late
High: 17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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