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Wednesday’s national forecast

A low pressure system lies over the North Island today while a southerly aiflow blows over the South Island. Many regions can expect showers today with heavy falls possible about some North Island regions this afternoon. The best place to be is the West Coast of the South Island and perhaps Southland.

Sunny spells with southwesterly winds, a few isolated showers about possibly heavy.
Highs: 17-18


Periods of cloud, isolated showers too some of which could be heavy with west to southwest winds. Showers clearing in the evening.
High: 17

Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with light west to southwest winds, chance of a late afternoon
/ evening isolated shower.
High: 18

Central North Island & Waikato

Morning sunny spells then isolated showers develop in the afternoon about
the Central North Island possibly heavy with hail then easing later in the
evening. There may be a clap of thunder or two about also. The Waikato sees
sunny spells during the day with only the risk of an isolated shower late
afternoon / evening.
Highs: 16-18

Eastern North Island

Periods of rain easing to showers in the afternoon, southerly winds.
Highs: 13-14

Western North Island

Sunny spells with light south to southeasterly winds, a few showers about
too mainly afternoon / evening.
High: 14-15


Occasional showers with cold southerly winds, a chance of small hail at
High: 11


Mostly sunny with light winds, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon
/ evening mainly inland about the ranges.
Highs: 15-16


Periods of cloud with southeasterly winds, the odd shower possible mainly
about southern Marlborough.
Highs: 13-14


Periods of cloud with light southerly winds, a few showers about especially
in the afternoon with snow flurries to 500m and a chance of hail (mainly small
hail). Showers clearing later in the evening.
Highs: 12-13

West Coast

Mostly sunny with light winds, a few isolated showers possible about the
ranges of late afternoon / evening especially about Buller.
Highs: 15-16

Coastal Otago

Periods of cloud with cool southerlies, the odd shower possible mainly in
the evening.
High: 11

Central Otago

Mostly sunny with light southeasterly winds, cloud a little more frequent
in the east.
High: 13


Sunny spells with light southeasterly winds.
High: 13

By Weather Anaylst Aaron Wilkinson –


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