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Wednesday night’s national forecast

A cool southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand tonight, showers for most of the South Island apart from in the northeast. The odd shower may pepper western parts of the North Island overnight also.

Auckland & Northland
Clear and cloudy spells with west to southwest breezes, chance of a shower
now and then otherwise mostly dry.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-16

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Cloudy spells with westerly breezes, the odd shower possible at times
overnight otherwise mainly dry. The Bay Of Plenty stays dry.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-13

Eastern North Island

Clear spells, easterly winds ease this evening. Light winds
Tonight’s Lows: 13-14

Western North Island

Cloudy spells with westerlies, winds a little breezy at times. Watch for
the risk of a brief shower now and then, mainly about Taranaki.
Tonight’s Low: 13


Clear spells with northerly breezes, winds change southerly overnight
bringing some cloud and the chance of a shower.
Tonight’s Low: 14


A few clouds about, westerly winds tend lighter southwest overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 13


Mainly clear skies with northwesterly winds easing this evening, winds may
tend southerly overnight with the chance of a brief shower near the coast south
of Clifford Bay.
Tonight’s Low: 12


Rain about South and Mid Canterbury easing to showers overnight, showers
push into North Canterbury this evening however mainly along the coast. Inland
North Canterbury remains mostly dry. Winds cool from the southwest.
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

West Coast

Showers now and then, southwesterly breezes.
Tonight’s Lows: 12-13

Coastal Otago

Showers, chance of a heavy fall or two then easing overnight. Cool
Tonight’s Lows: 11-12

Central Otago

Occasional showers with cool south to southwesterly breezes, brisk this
evenign then easing.
Tonight’s Lows: 9-10


Showers with brisk west to southwest winds.
Tonight’s Low: 11

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Guest on 12/02/2014 5:24am

Excellent, a sunny night in the Capital! I look forward to seeing that.

WW Forecast Team on 12/02/2014 5:29am


Have put clear spells, at the time I was more thinking in reference to the evening though where the sun is still about for a bit. But fair enough….


Guest on 12/02/2014 5:39am

Just use ‘fine’ (if it’s not banned)?  Who cares about a bit of cloud at night. 😉

WW Forecast Team on 12/02/2014 6:56am

Actually we don’t use the word ‘fine’ on this website very often!  🙂  Mainly because it covers too many grounds – sunny, cloudy, sunny and cloudy.  May be splitting hairs but the reason people love our more detailed forecasts is because we try our best to add an extra layer of, well, detail – pilots, photographers, weather enthusiasts and some of our clients tell us they like that we don’t just canvas a day with “fine” and try to go to the next step to explain cloud cover/thickness where possible.  You’d be surprised how many complaints we get from the public about the use of the word “fine” from other forecasters – as many perceive it to mean completely sunny and calm, so they feel disappointed when the evening on the deck is now kinda cloudy and cool.


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