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Tuesday’s national forecast – Still mainly settled (+12 maps)

New Zealand is mainly settled today thanks to a large anticyclone covering the country.

Most regions are dry but there could be an isolated shower or two about, perhaps some drizzle also, mainly about the far south then up into Canterbury this evening / overnight.

Temperatures are in the late teens or early twenties for most, a bit cool for Southland though. Winds are mostly light to moderate.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny…. however, some cloud from Coromandel through to eastern Northland may see a shower or two in the morning. Northland has the chance of a few slightly more widespread showers in the afternoon / evening. Light winds.
Highs: 22-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, there may be a few clouds at times. Light winds.
Highs: 18-22

Eastern North Island

Morning cloud, risk of a drizzle patch then sunny spells break through in the afternoon. Light winds tend to the east after midday.
Highs: 19-22


Morning cloud then sunny. Light winds tend to the south in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-22

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning cloud then sunny, light winds tend easterly in the afternoon for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 20-23


Sunny, some cloud starts to thicken up Banks Peninsula southwards in the evening then further north overnight. Some drizzle gradually moves in later on too. Easterlies tend southwest at night.
Highs: 19-26

West Coast

There may be a few areas of morning sun, cloud then thickens from afternoon. Light winds tend west to southwest in the afternoon. Buller fairs a bit better with sunnier weather but expect some cloud morning and night.
Highs: 18-23

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy for Southland with cool temperatures, chance of a light shower or two in the evening. Cloud breaks to afternoon sun for Otago, cloud thickens up again in the evening bringing the risk of a light shower. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-26


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