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Tuesday’s national forecast – A cool change moves through (+6 maps)

A southwesterly airflow over the South Island spreads over the North Island later this afternoon / evening.

Most regions see shower activity clear by this evening however a few showers linger overnight for coastal Southland, Northland. Showers move in this evening to the eastern North Island.

For wind and temperature information please see the forecasts below.

Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, a few showers develop in the afternoon then clearing overnight. Northwesterlies change to the south in the evening.
Highs: 22-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, the odd shower about Kapiti and Taranaki then some rain develops in the afternoon, clearing evening as northwesterlies change southeast.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island

Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, showers late afternoon for Wairarapa then further north in the evening with a cool southwest change.
Highs: 21-26


The odd spit, turning to rain for a time in the afternoon then clearing evening. Brisk to strong northwesterlies change southerly mid afternoon.
Highs: 19-20

Marlborough & Nelson

Dry first thing then rain develops during the morning with gusty north to northwesterly winds, winds change southerly in the afternoon with rain clearing away and sun breaking through.
Highs: 21-22


A few showers moving in this morning, easing back to the odd spit late afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-18

West Coast

Morning showers clear South Westland then sunny areas increase, heavy rain further north clears around midday. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-19

Southland & Otago
Showers, mostly morning but a few may linger for the rest of the day especially near coastal areas. Sunny spells break through from afternoon, more so about Central Otago. Gusty southwesterlies, strong about the coast.
Highs: 14-18


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