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Wednesday’s national forecast

A front over Northland moves southwards over the North Island during today bringing rain, heavy falls are possible. The South Island sits under a northwesterly airflow with mainly settled weather, patchy showers for South Westland.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Rain with heavy falls possible, easing about Northland this morning then Auckland this afternoon. Rain picks up again later tonight for most. Winds generally light then tending northerly this afternoon and increasing.
Highs: 13-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Areas of cloud and some sun. Easterly quarter winds from afternoon with increasing cloud then rain moves in during the evening with heavy falls possible about Taranaki.
Highs: 12-14

Eastern North Island

Areas of rain about Gisborne spreads into Hawkes Bay during the afternoon then further south later in the evening, northeasterly winds. Sunny areas and thickening high cloud before rain moves in.
Highs: 13-14


Sunny areas then cloud increases from afternoon, rain later in the evening or overnight. Light winds.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, light winds tend north to northwest. Rain moves into Marlborough overnight, patchy lighter falls for Nelson.
Highs: 12-14


Sunny with light northeasterlies near the coast, winds tend more north to northwesterly inland. High cloud increases later in the evening.
Highs: 12-13

West Coast

Areas of cloud with north to northwesterly winds, the odd patchy shower about South Westland during the day.
High: 10

Southland & Otago

Mostly sunny with some high cloud from evening, north to northwesterly winds. About inland western Otago there may be the odd spot of rain spread off the western ranges at times.
Highs: 9-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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