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Wednesday’s national forecast

A cold southerly airflow lies over the country today, showers from about Mid Canterbury northwards along the east coasts of both Islands. Mainly sunny in the west of both islands due to the sheltering affect of mountain ranges running down the middle of New Zealand. A ridge over Southland and Otago brings sunny weather but it will be cold.

Mostly sunny with southerly winds.
Highs: 13-14


A cold start then sunny with southerly winds.
Highs: 12

Bay Of Plenty

Sunny with light southwesterlies.
Highs: 12-13

Waikato & Central North Island

Mostly sunny with southerly winds, some cloud and the odd shower with a few
snow flurries to 600m about southern parts of the Central North Island.
Highs: 11-12

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, cold southwesterly winds. A few snow
flurries may make it down to 600m at times.
Highs: 11-12


Mostly sunny with brisk southeasterly winds, chance of a late evening or
overnight shower (mainly for the southern half of the region).
High: 11

Western North Island

Periods of cloud with southerly winds, the odd shower possible from
afternoon onwards.
High: 11


Occasional showers with brisk cold southerlies, especially midday onwards.
Small hail at times and snow flurries to 400m.
High: 9


Mostly sunny with southerly winds, chance of a brief shower
Highs: 11-12


Mostly sunny with southerly winds north of the Wairau Valley, southerlies
picking up a little later in the day. Chance of a shower overnight mainly near
the coast. Southern Marlborough sees cold southwesterlies with cloud increasing
from morning, showers move in during the afternoon with some snow to 400m
(possibly 300m at times) then easing at night.
Highs: 9-11


Showers and a risk of small hail, mainly about Mid Canterbury northwards. A
few snow flurries to 300m possibly lowering to 200m in the evening, North
Canterbury will see slighty heavier precipitation then the rest of the region. 
Cold southwesterly winds. Inland South Canterbury and perhaps even near the
coast in South Canterbury, it may remain dry all day due to it being quite
sheltered from the southwest airflow.
Highs: 8-9

West Coast

Sunny with light southeasterly winds.
Highs: 11-12

Coastal Otago

Early cloud breaks to sunny spells which gradually lengthen during the day,
southwesterly winds ease dying out in the evening.
High: 9

Central Otago

Any early cloud clears to sunny weather, light winds.
High: 5-6


Some morning cloud then clearing to mostly sunny weather, light winds tend
northeast around midday.
High: 9

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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