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Tuesday’s weather outlook

A northwesterly airflow lies over the North Island on Tuesday meanwhile a front pushes northwards over the South Island during the day bringing in a southwest change.

North Island

Cloudy areas for the western North Island with northwesterly winds, a shower or two especially from afternoon south of about Auckland. Rain feeds into western areas south of Taranaki at times. Mostly sunny weather along the east coast (Gisborne to Wairarapa), showers move into Wairarapa late afternoon or evening however.

South Island

Rain or showers clear South Westland in the morning, North Westland in the afternoon then Buller in the evening. Some cloud for Nelson, mainly dry though with west to northwest winds then easing in the evening. Marlborough has sunny areas and some high cloud, low to mid level cloud pushes in during the afternoon as a southerly change moves in, remaining fairly dry but southern Marlborough sees some rain for a time then clearing at night.

Rain pushes northwards through Canterbury in the morning, easing to showers in the afternoon and clearing by evening with cold southwesterly winds. Snow may fall down to 500m for a time before clearing. The odd morning shower and snow flurry to 400m in the morning about Southland and Otago then some sun breaks through with cold west to southwest winds. Later in the evening or overnight rain pushes into Southland.


Temperatures in the mid to high teens for most of the North Island, the warmest highs being about Northland and along the east coast. Low double figure highs for the Central North Island. Highs may reach into the mid teens about Nelson and Marlborough before cooling off from afternoon, temperatures in the high single to low double figure arena elsewhere in the South Island.

Image: Tuesday 4th June 2019 3:00pm MSLP / rain map –


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