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Wednesday night’s national forecast

Rain for many parts of the North Island tonight, heavy for some. Winds generally from the east. Cloudy about the east and north of the South Island with drizzle or patchy rain, rain becoming more persistent about the upper South Island towards dawn. Clear skies overnight for Southland with easterlies easing away this evening.

Rain with heavy falls, chance of a thunderstorm. Rain easing later this evening to the odd shower. Easterlies breezes, winds tending to the west by dawn.
Tonight’s Low: 16

Showers turning to rain this evening, a clap of thunder or two possible especially out west. A few heavy falls at times then easing overnight. Easterlies.
Tonight’s Lows: 16-17

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain, heavy for some this evening and overnight especially about Bay Of Plenty and eastern parts of the Waikato and Central North Island. Chance of a thunderstorm too, mainly this evening. Easterly winds.
Tonight’s Low: 14-17

Eastern North Island
Periods of rain with heavy falls overnight, east to southeast winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 15-16

Western North Island
Cloudy with showers at times, some heavy with east to southeast winds. May be a clap of thunder or two also especially about Taranaki.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14

Patchy rain or drizzle, rain may be more persistent by dawn. Southeasterlies.
Tonight’s Low: 14

A few areas of rain develop in the morning then clear in the evening as southeasterlies tend more southwest. Skies clear up overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14

Patchy rain or drizzle with easterly breezes, rain may be more persistent by dawn.
Tonight’s Low: 12

Cloudy with the odd drizzle patch, east to northeast breezes.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-11

West Coast
Areas of cloud break away overnight however expect high cloud to remain, east to southeast breezes.
Tonight’s Lows: 12-13

Coastal Otago
Cloudy skies with brisk easterlies, chance of a drizzle patch.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-11

Central Otago
Clear spells and a few clouds, ENE winds ease overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 7-8

Mainly clear skies with easterlies easing overnight to light winds.
Tonight’s Low: 8

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –



Rob on 27/11/2013 8:38am

With thousands descending on Taupo this weekend to cycle around the Lake – could you give us your best interpretation of the weather – wind and potential rain for the weekend.

Many thanks

WW Forecast Team on 28/11/2013 4:17am

Hi Rob

Apologies for the late reply. This weekend in Taupo:

Cloudy on Saturday with northwesterly breezes becoming brisk in the afternoon (35 km/h), the odd drizzle patch or light shower possible at times. Late afternoon and early evening there is a greater chance of showers as winds tend more westerly. Remaining showers then clear by midnight. A high of 20 degrees.

Sunday: Morning cloudy areas, sunny spells breaking through by midday and continue through the afternoon. Westerly breezes (20 – 25 km/h). A high of 18-19 degrees.


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