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Wednesday’s national forecast

The deep low pressure system that has been giving stormy weather to the east of the country especially in the South Island will slowly move away from New Zealand today dragging the last of the rough weather with it.

Auckland & Northland
A few morning showers then clearing early afternoon, sunny spells with brisk southwesterly winds. Eastern parts of Northland remain mainly dry with mostly sunny weather.
Highs: 21-23

Central North Island, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Sunny spells with brisk southwesterlies, showers about the southern Central
North Island in the morning then again later in the evening.
Highs: 18-23

Eastern North Island

Rain about Wairarapa pushes into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne during the morning
with a brisk southwest change, parts of Hawkes Bay and Gisborne may only
experience showers as more persistent rain looks to be quite coastal. Rain then
eases in the afternoon. In the evening however a further period of rain moves
north first starting in the Wairarapa then into Hawkes Bay, rain reaches
Gisborne overnight.
Highs: 18-21

Western North Island
Rain eases to the
odd shower around midday with southwesterly winds. In the evening rain picks up
again for a time then clearing overnight. Mostly sunny about northern Taranaki
however with brisk southwesterlies tending strong southerly in the
evening.

Highs: 18-19

Wellington

Early morning rain eases to showers, rain picks up again later in the
afternoon then easing overnight and clearing. Winds gale force from the south
then gradually easing in the evening.
Highs: 15-16

Nelson

Mostly sunny with southwesterlies, a few brief showers move through mid to
late afternoon mainly in the east; then clearing.
High: 20

Marlborough

Sunny spells with westerly breezes, rain about southern Marlborough with
the odd heavy fall possible. Showers spread into northern Marlborough in the
afternoon with a strong southerly change, showers then clear overnight.
Highs: 18-19

Canterbury

Rain, potentially heavy near the coast (especially Banks Peninsula and the
Kaikoura coast area) then easing to showers in the afternoon. Showers clear
around midnight. Strong to gale southwesterlies gradually ease dying out around
midnight.
High: 13

West Coast

Sunny with a touch of high cloud possible, light winds tend
southerly.
Highs: 18-19

Coastal Otago

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, brisk southwesterly winds die out
later in the evening. About coastal North Otago the odd shower clears there by
midday then sunny breaks develop.
High: 14

Central Otago

Morning cloud clears to a mostly sunny afternoon, southerly breezes die out
in the evening.
Highs: 18-20

Southland

A few early drizzle patches clear, cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather in
the afternoon. Southerly breezes.
High: 16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz

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