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Tuesday’s national forecast – Between fronts

New Zealand lies under a northerly quarter airflow today with a front that passed over us yesterday well out to the east and another front lining us up in the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Early showers clear then expect a mix of sun and cloud, high cloud starts to thicken from afternoon. Rain develops for Northland in the evening then spreading elsewhere. Northerly winds strengthen later in the day.
Highs: 17-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud, morning showers clear but a few remaining for New Plymouth and Kapiti. Rain moves in overnight for New Plymouth with heavy falls and thunderstorms. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-19

Eastern North Island

Sunny, high cloud later in the day, spots of rain overnight passing over from the west. Northerly winds.
Highs: 19-21


Cloudy areas and the odd spit or shower, sun breaks through at times in the afternoon. Rain overnight. Strong north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-18

Marlborough & Nelson

A mix of sun and cloud, the odd spit or shower possible. Rain overnight becomes heavy. Northwesterlies tend to the north in the afternoon, strengthening later.
Highs: 16-18


Sun and some high cloud, thickening evening. Early rain about the high country clears away. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-22

West Coast

Early rain eases to showers, later in the evening or overnight rain moves back in with heavy falls and thunderstorms. Northerlies tend northeast in the afternoon, becoming strong especially later.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago
Sun and high cloud, thickening from late afternoon. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-19


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