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Wednesday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow lies over the country yet again today and within it another front procedes to move northwards during the day. Most regions see showers at some point today, the east coast of the North Island does fairly well through and remains dry for much of today.

Auckland & Northland
Early showers clear then expect periods of cloud and brisk west to southwest winds. From afternoon the odd light shower may start to move through again, overnight expect some rain.
Highs: 13-14

Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with breezy to brisk southwesterlies.
High: 13

Waikato & Central North Island

Early morning showers clear then expect sunny spells with west to
southwesterly winds. Late afternoon or evening the odd shower moves in again
then expect some overnight rain. Snow to 600m overnight about the Central
Highs: 11-12

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with westerly winds, cloud increases later in the evening then
a few overnight showers move through.
High: 14

Western North Island

Early showers clear then expect sunny spells, westerly winds freshen.
Showers again from evening then some overnight rain.
High: 12


Sunny with freshening northwesterly winds from late morning. Cloud
increases evening then around midnight winds change brisk southerly with
showers, some possibly heavy with a risk of hail.
High: 11


Sunny with westerly winds, some cloud starts to increase from mid afternoon
then later in the evening a few showers develop.
High: 12


Sunny with light winds, northwesterlies freshen a little in the afternoon.
Later in the evening winds change southwest with some cloud, a few showers
overnight with snow flurries to 500m.
High: 13


Sunny with light winds, late afternoon southwesterlies freshen with showers
and a risk of hail. Snow to 700m at first lowering to 300m during the evening,
showers ease overnight.
High: 12

West Coast

Rain develops about South Westland by mid morning then moving into North
Westland by midday. Westerly winds change southwest in the afternoon for most
places, snow to 500m lowers to 400m in the evening.
High: 8

Coastal Otago

Dry at first with areas of cloud, westerly winds. Southwesterlies freshen
around midday bringing the odd wintry shower which then clears by midnight. A
few snow flurries to 300m.
High: 8

Central Otago

Dry at first with light winds, some developing cloud. Showers from late
morning bring a risk of hail, snow to 500m lowers to low levels in the evening.
Southwesterly winds from late morning.
Highs: 6-7


Showers, some heavy with a risk of hail at times. Also a risk of a clap of
thunder or two. Snow to 500m in the morning lowers to low levels in the evening.
Brisk cold southwesterlies.
High: 6

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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