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Wednesday night’s national forecast

A ridge moves over the South Island tonight finally bringing an end to the wet and windy weather the east of the South Island has been experiencing. The East Coast of the North Island still has a period of rain / showers and strong winds to go through but these will ease tomorrow morning.

Auckland & Northland
Clear with a few clouds about, southwesterlies ease overnight. Any remaining showers about Northland clear this evening.
Tonight’s Lows: 13-15

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Clear spells and some cloud, showers south of Lake Taupo ease overnight and clear towards dawn tomorrow. Brisk southwesterlies ease later.
Tonight’s Lows: 8-12

Eastern North Island

Rain about the Wairarapa spreading into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne this
evening, brisk to strong southwesterly winds.
Tonight’s Lows: 12-13

Western North Island
Showers ease this evening then clear overnight with cloud breaking, southwesterlies tend
southerly after midnight. Chance of a brief shower this evening about northern
Taranaki then clearing, brisk southerly winds.

Tonight’s Lows: 10-12


Rain eases this evening, clearing early tomorrow morning. Strong
southerlies, gusting to gale force ease overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 12


Chance of a shower or two any of which clear this evening, skies then
becoming clear. Southwesterly winds ease overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 10


Showers clearing this evening, brisk southerlies ease overnight with cloud
Tonight’s Low: 7-8


Remaining showers clearing this evening or early overnight, southwesterly
winds. Cloud breaks overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 7-8

West Coast

Clear skies, southeasterlies ease with light winds overnight.
Tonight’s Lows: 7-9

Coastal Otago

Cloudy areas breaking this evening, southwesterly winds dying out. Light
winds overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 8

Central Otago

Mainly clear skies developing this evening, light winds.
Tonight’s Low: 7


Mainly clear skies with southeasterlies easing overnight.
Tonight’s Low: 7

Homepage image / File – Halswell River in flood 

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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