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Wednesday night’s national forecast

A cold southwesterly front moves over the South Island this evening and lies over the lower North Island by dawn tomorrow morning,

Auckland & Northland
Mostly cloudy with showers about Northland easing overnight. Mainly dry for Auckland with only the risk of a shower now and then although there is a greater chance for showers this evening for a time. Northwest breezes.
Lows tonight: 10-11

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Mostly cloudy with light northwesterlies, the odd shower possible more so towards dawn. The Central North Island area could see showers at times during the night however.
Lows tonight: 6-8

Eastern North Island
High cloud with northwest breezes, winds change southerly later in the night about Wairarapa with rain developing.
Low tonight: 7-9

Western North Island
Fairly cloudy with brisk west to northwest breezes, the odd shower at times however expect long dry spells too. Showers more likely about northern Taranaki. Winds change southerly around dawn tomorrow with rain.
Lows tonight: 8-9

Cloud increasing this evening with brisk northerlies, overnight winds change strong southerly with rain.
Low tonight: 8-9

Areas of cloud increase this evening, light winds. Overnight southerlies develop with some rain.
Lows tonight: 5-6

High cloud with northwesterlies easing later this evening. Rain develops overnight with a southerly change.
Low tonight: 4-5

Rain moving through South Canterbury pushes into North Canterbury later this evening with a southwest change. Beforehand expect some high cloud. Snow lowers to 400m overnight then 300m by dawn. Snow flurries to 300m will only be minimal.
Lows tonight: 2-3

West Coast
Rain, possibly heavy and thundery then easing overnight with northerly winds changing southerly.
Lows tonight: 4-5

Coastal Otago
Rain eases to showers this evening which then clear later. A few snow flurries to 300m. West to southwest winds.
Low tonight: 3

Central Otago
Rain, easing to the odd shower this evening then clearing overnight, some snow lowers to 300m for a time then clearing. Cold south to southwest winds.
Lows tonight: -1-1

Cloudy spells with the odd shower, chance of small hail too. Brisk west to southwest winds. A few snow flurries to 300m.
Lows tonight: 3-4

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