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Wednesday night’s national forecast

Conditions ease overnight for the South Island as a ridge starts to nudge in from the Tasman Sea, it will still be quite cold and showers won’t have cleared from all eastern areas by dawn. The North Island sees a south to southeasterly airflow sweeping over the island.

Auckland & Northland
Rain, heavy at times easing to showers and possible hail this evening as winds change southwest. Winds tend more southerly overnight.
Lows tonight: 5-6

Bay Of Plenty, Waikato & Central North Island
Rain eases to showers this evening as winds change southwesterly then tend more southerly later. Snow about the Central North Island to 800m.
Lows tonight: 2-4

Hawkes Bay and Gisborne
Some rain, mainly later overnight. Southwesterly winds develop strengthening towards dawn.
Low tonight: 5-6

Periods of rain with strong southerly winds, gale about the coast.
Low tonight: 5-6

Western North Island
Areas or rain ease to showers this evening as winds change gusty south to southeast. Showers clear overnight.
Lows tonight: 5-6

Gale southerly winds this evening and overnight with showers and some small hail possible.
Lows tonight: 6-7

Rain clearing this evening, cold south to southwesterly winds.
Lows tonight: 3-4

Any remaining showers clear this evening north of the Wairau Valley, showers further south and about the coast with snow flurries to 400m overnight. Gusty southerlies.
Lows tonight: 2-3

Cold with showers and small hail possible, snow flurries to 200m from later this evening. Showery conditions clearing about South and Mid Canterbury overnight. Gusty south to southwesterly winds.
Lows tonight: 0-3

West Coast
Clear, or becoming mainly clear this evening. Gusty cool south to southeasterly winds.
Low tonight: 3

Coastal Otago
The odd shower and snow flurry to 300m, maybe 200m at times. Gusty cold southwesterly winds.
Low tonight: 5

Southland & Central Otago
The odd shower and snow flurry to 300m, maybe 200m at times clearing around midnight with south to southwest winds dying out, clouds breaking up halfway through the night.
Lows tonight: -1-4

Homepage image / Jenette Smith

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Jc on 4/09/2013 9:18am

is there a chance of some snow on christcurch

WW Forecast Team on 4/09/2013 10:00am

Hi there – no. Sleet is possible along with some hail.



guest on 4/09/2013 7:43am

very cold outside any snow in forecast

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