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Tuesday’s national forecast – Northerly quarter airflow

A northerly quarter airflow lies over the country today, tending more northeast this morning but gradually in the afternoon tending more to the north. It’s wetter in the west and drier in the east although Northland may stay dry.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, Waikato has the odd shower and Bay Of Plenty has rain, heavy in the east. Northeasterlies.
Highs: 21-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
The odd spot of rain or a shower, mainly for Taranaki and the Central North Island. Northeasterlies tend to the north in the afternoon and skies brighten up a little.
Highs: 17-24

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy although some sun starting to break through from afternoon for Wairarapa. Napier northwards sees rain at times especially afternoon / evening. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 21-23


Cloudy areas, a few spits possible otherwise mainly dry. Northeasterlies tend northerly around midday then freshen.
Highs: 21-23

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy with rain, heavy for Nelson and Tasman especially, easing evening. Northeasterlies tend to the north in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-21


Low cloud at first breaks up but still mostly cloudy, a few spots of morning rain. Cloud thins out mid to late afternoon. Northeasterlies (breezy about the coast) tend northerly later in the day.
Highs: 17-22

West Coast

Rain with occasional heavy falls, gusty northeasterlies tend to the north in the afternoon. Rain becomes heavier overnight Greymouth southwards.
Highs: 18-20

Southland & Otago
Sun and some high cloud, cloud is thicker in the west, some rain about the Lakes District spreads from the west and elsewhere may see a few morning spots of rain. Northeasterlies tend more to the north in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-19


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