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Tuesday’s national forecast – Showers in the west and south

A strong southwesterly airflow still lies over the country today but it is starting to ease, especially later today. Winds in the east today are actually quite light.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, becoming restricted to the western coastline in the afternoon with sunny areas increasing. Cloud thickens again in the evening. Bay Of Plenty should stay dry all day. Gusty southwesterlies, strong about Auckland.
Highs: 15 – 16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Partly cloudy with a few showers, Kapiti stays dry. Westerlies freshen up in the afternoon with strong winds about the coast, easing later in the day.
Highs: 8 – 16

Eastern North Island

Sunny, a few clouds in the evening as westerlies tend southwest.
Highs: 15 – 17


Mainly sunny, northwesterlies tend westerly in the afternoon.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, westerlies tend southwest around midday.
Highs: 13 – 16


Sunny, light winds tend southwest for a time in the afternoon.
Highs: 13 – 16

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, parts of South Westland are dry. Cold southwesterlies.
Highs: 10 – 14

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with showers, easing in the evening, drying out for many apart from coastal Southland. Snow flurries above 700m. Central Otago has partly cloudy skies, mainly dry but the odd shower may spread in from the south at times. Fresh west to southwesterly winds, strong to gale about the coast.
Highs: 10 – 12


Pete on 4/07/2023 6:56am

Hi, where’s the video? We need a reliable service if you want regular watchers of your channel, both here and YT.

WW Forecast Team on 4/07/2023 8:45am

We’re a free service providing videos almost every day of the working week with no budget to do so and very little support staff – we’re a small business, smaller than your local cafe. Your taxes fund both Niwa and MetService to make videos, so you can view their videos on the days we can’t do them. If you were a regular viewer of ours you might have noticed I said yesterday there would be no video today, so it seems even if I do a video every day not everyone actually always watches them…we take it you did not watch yesterday, or read the text where we said no video today and why? During Cyclone Gabrielle no other forecaster in NZ was providing video updates after hours like us so I feel comfortable about being reliable when it matters most.

We also made TWO videos yesterday at no charge to you – rather than our usual 1. Did you watch both? The second one was two to three times longer and more detailed than usual.

It seems no matter how much hard and extra work we do, there’s always some guy fired up to complain they didn’t get exactly what they wanted from an entirely free service.
– PhilD

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