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Tuesday’s national forecast – Ridge of high pressure returns

A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today, cloud in the east gradually breaks away. Expect a few showers in the northeast (East Cape through to eastern Northland) and for South Westland.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, a shower or two in the east from western Bay Of Plenty up through to eastern Northland. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 24-27

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny after any early fog clears, some afternoon cloud may form inland about the ranges. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 23-26

Eastern North Island

Morning cloud, chance of an early shower then sunny spells increase from afternoon. A shower or two may hang about north of Gisborne through till evening. Afternoon east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 23-26


Morning cloud breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon, southerlies gradually die away.
Highs: 21-26

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloud breaks away in the afternoon then becoming mostly sunny, afternoon northeasterlies for Marlborough, northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 22-25


Morning cloud with drizzle possible then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-25

West Coast

A mix of sun and cloud. Skies are sunnier further north into Buller and cloudier for South Westland with showers or drizzle. Northerly quarter winds.
Highs: 20-25

Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud with northerly quarter winds, northeasterlies for coastal Otago. Overnight or perhaps more towards dawn on Wednesday showers develop about Southland with southerlies.
Highs: 23-26


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