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Tuesday’s national forecast – Northerlies bring heat to the east (+11 maps)

A northerly airflow lies over the country today flowing between an anticyclone to the east and a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea.

Northeastern parts of the North Island and the West Coast sees some shower activity today, rain becomes more persistent for the West Coast overnight.

Warm temperatures today for many especially in the east lifting into the late twenties or early thirties.

North to northeasterly winds may be a bit breezy in spots, strong to gale about coastal Fiordland. Strong through Cook Strait too.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, there may be a shower or two at times especially morning. Some sun starts to break through at times from afternoon. Northeasterly winds, breezy at times.
Highs: 21-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Some morning cloud, mainly about Taranaki and the Central North Island then breaking to mostly sunny weather. Taranaki could pick up an early morning shower or drizzle patch. Mostly sunny elsewhere with some high cloud. Light winds, northeasterlies for Taranaki.
Highs: 23-27

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, there may be some high cloud mainly morning. Northeasterly winds, breezy about the coast in the afternoon.
Highs: 24-29


Any morning cloud breaks then mostly sunny, northerly winds, breezy about Wellington.
High: 20-24

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly cloudy skies about Nelson, a few showers at times too. Eastern Marlborough has sun break through at times with mainly dry weather. North to northwesterly winds, breezy in the afternoon.
Highs: 20-26


High cloud but some sun breaks through at times, rain moves into the high country overnight. Northerlies become a little breezy in the afternoon.
Highs: 24-33

West Coast

Cloudy with the odd shower or drizzle patch, rain towards Fiordland. Rain becomes heavy about Fiordland in the evening then further north overnight. Breezy northeasterly winds, strong to gale force about coastal Fiordland.
Highs: 19-23

Southland & Otago
High cloud with north to northeasterly winds, afternoon sun may break through mainly about coastal Otago.
Highs: 24-27


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