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Wednesday’s national forecast

A cold southwesterly airflow continues over the country today, for your region check out the forecasts below.

Auckland & Northland
Early showers clear to sunny spells and brisk to strong westerlies. Showers move in again around midday heavy at times with hail and clap or two of thunder possible. Winds tend southwest late evening with showers reinvigorating, hail at times and thunder possible once again. Eastern Northland may see long dry spells during the day.
Highs: 13-14

Bay Of Plenty

Sunny areas with brisk to strong westerlies. A few showers move in mid
afternoon possibly heavy with some hail, easing evening then clearing
High: 12

Waikato & Central North Island

Showers, small hail at times too especially late morning onwards. Snow
flurries to 800m in the morning then lowering to 700m in the evening about the
Central North Island. Cold westerlies.
Highs: 8-11

Eastern North Island

Sunny with some cloud now and then, brisk west to northwest winds.
High: 13

Western North Island

Showers, possibly heavy at times with hail (especially about Taranaki where
a clap of thunder or two is possible also). Brisk to strong westerly
Highs: 9-11


Cloudy periods with the odd shower, brisk westerlies tend southerly late
afternoon or evening. Chance of some brief small hail at times.
Highs: 9-10

Marlborough & Nelson

Chance of an early shower otherwise mostly sunny with westerlies (brisk
about Marlborough) tending southwest by midday.
Highs: 10-11


Showers, hail at times too with snow to 500m. Wintry showers clearing away
from inland areas in the afternoon and becoming more restricted to the coast
north of about Rakaia. Snow flurries may lower to 400m at night on Banks
High: 8

West Coast

Showers, heavy at times with hail easing then clearing by midday as
westerlies tend more southwest. Sunny spells develop.
High: 8

Coastal Otago

Early wintry showers and snow flurries to 500m clearing, expect cloudy
areas and brisk cold southwesterlies. Wintry showers move in again mid afternoon
with snow flurries to 500m, lowering to 300m by evening however snow flurries
and showers becoming quite patchy.
High: 7

Central Otago

Early showers and snow flurries to 400m clear then expect sunny spells with
cold southwesterly winds. Wintry showers with small hail and snow flurries to
400m move in again during the afternoon then clear later later in the evening.
Snow flurries may go down to 300m at times.
Highs: 2-4


Wintry showers with hail at times, snow to 400m in the morning lowers to
200m in the evening before clearing overnight. Cold southwesterlies.
Highs: 6-7

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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