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Wednesday night’s national forecast

An anticyclone to the northeast of the country and a depression to the south are bringing a north to northwesterly airflow over New Zealand. The North Island is more under the influence of the high pressure system so most places will be dry after isolated showers clear this evening. For the South Island expect rain on the West Coast to ease later this evening, in the east dry conditions prevail.

Cloudy spells with a few clear areas at times, isolated showers clearing this evening. Later in the night the odd shower may develop in eastern areas particularly on the coast. North to northeast breezes.
Low tonight: 9-11

Central North Island, Waikato, Bay Of Plenty & Auckland
Clear spells and some cloud, any isolated showers clearing this evening. Winds generally light from the north. Overnight a few fog patches may form, especially in inland sheltered areas.
Low tonight: 7-9

Eastern North Island
Mainly clear with north to northwest breezes, there may be some high cloud.
Lows tonight: 9-10

Western North Island
Clear spells and some cloud with northerly breezes, the odd shower at times mainly about northern Taranaki and Kapiti.
Lows tonight: 10-12

Mostly cloudy, the odd shower with brisk northerlies.
Low tonight: 12

Rain or showers with brisk northerly winds.
Lows tonight: 8-9

Mostly cloudy skies with northwesterly breezes, showers later in the night or towards dawn tomorrow morning.
Lows tonight: 7-8

High cloud, clearing later in the night. North to northeasterly winds, tending northwest in inland areas after midnight.
Low tonight: 5

West Coast
Heavy thundery rain easing later on to showers, gusty northerlies ease later.
Lows tonight: 7-8

Southland & Otago

Any remaining showers clear this evening and skies clearing up overnight, West to northwest winds.
Lows tonight: 2-6


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