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Tuesday’s National Forecast – more afternoon thunderstorms & downpours inland

Today the big afternoon downpours flare back up in both islands, inland mostly, but they do shift a little from Monday. In the South Island Canterbury and more eastern areas once again of Otago look exposed. In the North Island the Central Plateau for the third day in a row and the ranges of the lower North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy and sunny spells. Winds continue from the east to north east. Dry or mostly dry.
Highs: 21-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Dry for most coastal areas with more sunny spells, inland clouds building with large areas of rain developing through the Central Plateau area and some of the southern ranges.  Isolated thunder possible.
Highs: 21-24

Eastern North Island
Cloudy areas, especially inland where rain may develop around the ranges during the afternoon with heavy downpours and isolated thunderstorms. Should remain dry at the coast but a chance of spits further east and even an eastern downpour. 
Highs: 21-24

A mix of sun and cloud with light winds mainly from the north.
Highs: 22-25

Marlborough & Nelson
A fairly hot day, especially inland. A mix of sun and cloud with afternoon cloud build ups producing big downpours and possible thunderstorms on the ranges.
Highs: 24-27

Winds mainly off the sea with cloudy areas continuing, building in the afternoon with downpours developing along the ranges with possible isolated thunderstorms later in the day or early evening. Easing at night.
Highs: 21-25

West Coast
Mostly Sunny with afternoon sea breezes and cloud build ups on the mountains.
Highs: 22-24

Southland & Otago
Mostly sunny with light winds around the coastlines, some cloudy areas. Afternoon cloud build ups through the ranges, most likely in the east and drifting slowly west (but this may change so keep up to date with our news feed/forecasts). Isolated thunder possible, easing in the evening. Fairly hot through Central Otago, especially away from the clouds.
Highs: 18-29




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