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Wednesday night’s national forecast

A front moves over the upper South Island this evening and then onto the lower North Island overnight, it weakens as it does however. Areas of rain or showers will be mostly concentrated in the west of both islands, a few brief showers make it into Canterbury this evening however that’s as far north as it gets for the most part.

Auckland & Northland
Cloudy periods with westerly breezes, clear spells at times. The odd shower possible mainly in the west otherwise mostly dry.
Tonight’s Lows: 15-17

Central North Island, Waikato
& Bay Of Plenty

Cloudy periods with the odd shower, northwesterly breezes. Winds change
westerly around midnight with showers easing and potentially clearing for most.
Towards dawn tomorrow morning a few further showers move in, mainly for the
Central North Island and Waikato.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-16

Eastern North Island

Mainly clear skies with brisk northwesterlies, winds tend a little more
westerly overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 14-16

Western North Island

Cloudy areas with breezy westerlies, the odd shower from later this
evening. For Taranaki expect north to northwesterly winds, the odd shower. Winds
change more westerly later this evening with showers easing and potentially
clearing, towards dawn winds tilt southwesterly with a few further showers
Tonight’s Low: 12


Areas of cloud with the chance of a shower this evening, skies becoming
mainly clear overnight. Strong northerly winds ease after midnight.
Tonights Low: 14


Cloudy spells with north to northwesterly winds, low risk of a shower.
Winds tend southwest overnight with skies clearing up.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12


Brisk northwesterly winds ease overnight, perhaps tending westerly for a
time. Mainly clear skies. Cloudy areas about the Sounds however with the odd
shower there clearing later this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 10-11


Northwesterly breezes with mild to warm temperatures to start, winds change
southwest about South Canterbury early this evening bringing showers, some heavy with thunderstorms. This west to southwest change makes it to about Christchurch
later this evening bringing the risk of a shower two however it may remain
mainly dry. Clear skies develop overnight for most with light winds
Tonight’s Lows: 8-9

West Coast

Rain with northwesterlies changing southwest this evening, rain eases to
showers late evening or around midnight. Showers about Fiordland and perhaps
South Westland may be heavy with thunderstorms this evening, a risk of hail too
then easing overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 10

Coastal Otago

Showers, some may be heavy with thunderstorms then clearing this evening, cool
southwesterlies. Overnight expect westerly breezes with clear spells and some
Tonight’s Lows: 9-10

Central Otago

Some rain eases this evening potentially clearing, westerly winds.
Overnight further shower move in especially in the west.
Tonight’s Lows: 7-8


Cloudy areas with the chance of a shower, showers in the east clearing.
Winds strong from the west. Overnight showers moves in again with heavy falls, a
risk of thunderstorms and hail.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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