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Tuesday’s national forecast – Strong SW airflow today (+12 maps)

A strong cold southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, easing later then a ridge of high pressure starts to move in overnight.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, clearing at night. Sunny spells at times. Strong to gale southwesterly winds, easing later on.
Highs: 14-15

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers, clearing in the evening. Snow may lower to 800m before clearing. Southerlies freshen up in the morning, becoming strong about the coast then easing overnight.
Highs: 8-14

Eastern North Island

Rain eases to showers in the afternoon as southwesterlies strengthen, rising to gale about the coast. Showers clear overnight.
Highs: 10-14

Wellington

Rain, clearing in the evening. Southerly winds strengthen, gales from late morning.
Highs: 9-11

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning showers (morning rain for Marlborough then clearing around midday with sun breaking through. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-14

Canterbury

Morning rain, possibly heavy then easing to the odd shower in the afternoon, clearing evening. Snow to 600m. Afternoon sun breaks through for South Canterbury then possibly further north before dusk. Gusty strong southwesterlies ease at night.
Highs: 10-12

West Coast

Sunny for Fiordland. Morning showers elsewhere clear then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. Southerly winds.
Highs: 11-13

Southland & Otago
Showers ease during the day, clearing afternoon but the odd one may linger till evening. Snow flurries to about 500m. Sunny spells develop from morning about Southland and Central Otago, then afternoon for coastal Otago. Southwesterly winds, fresh about the coast.
Highs: 9-10

Tuesday 3rd August 3:00pm MSLP / Rain map – weatherwatch.co.nz
Wednesday 4th August 3:00pm MSLP / Rain map – weatherwatch.co.nz
Tuesday 3rd August 3:00pm Wind map – weatherwatch.co.nz
Wednesday 4th August 3:00pm Wind map – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01pm Tuesday 3rd August – Maximum Temperature (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01am Wednesday 4th August – Minimum Temperature (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01pm Wednesday 4th August – Maximum Temperature (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01am Thursday 5h August – Minimum Temperature (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01am Wednesday 4th August – Minimum Temperature Below Zero (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
12:01am Thursday 5th August – Minimum Temperature Below Zero (°c) between time listed and following 6 hours – weatherwatch.co.nz
Tuesday 3rd August 3:00pm Swell map – weatherwatch.co.nz
Wednesday 4th August 3:00pm Swell map – weatherwatch.co.nz

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