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Wednesday’s national forecast

A northeasterly airflow continues across the country today strong about the upper North Island with gales in exposed areas. Areas of precipitation affect the North Island north of about Lake Taupo with heavy falls easing in Northland early this morning. Some drizzle affects the east coast of the North Island and the east of the South Island.

Heavy early morning rain eases with periods of rain for the rest of the day, strong easterly winds with gales in exposed areas (especially about the east coast).
Highs: 16-17


Strong easterlies gale force in exposed areas. Periods of rain, patchy
light falls too.
Highs: 15-16

Bay Of Plenty

Occasional showers with strong easterly winds, dry spells possible about
eastern areas of the district with slightly weaker winds.
Highs: 15

Waikato & Central North Island

Cloudy with brisk to strong easterlies, occasional showers, mostly about
the Waikato.
Highs: 13-14

Eastern North Island

Drizzle patches with brisk easterly winds.
Highs: 14-15

Western North Island

Thick high cloud with brisk easterly winds, there may be a clearing morning
shower about northern Taranaki.
High: 14


Plenty of high cloud, breezy easterlies.
High: 13


Cloudy with east to southeast winds.
Highs: 13-14


Cloudy with easterly winds, chance of a drizzle patch mainly in the
Highs: 13-14


Cloudy with the odd drizzle patch (mainly coastal and north of Banks
Peninsula), northeasterly winds.
High: 11

West Coast

Thick high cloud, easterly winds. Overnight drizzle about South
High: 14

Coastal Otago

Mostly cloudy with breezy northeasterlies.
Highs: 10-11

Central Otago

Plenty of high cloud with light northeasterlies.
Highs: 8-9


Plenty of high cloud with light northeasterlies.
High: 10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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