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Wednesday’s national forecast

A southerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, showers for many regions in the South Island apart from the West Coast. Rain or showers move onto the lower North Island late afternoon or evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Morning cloud with the chance of a shower then breaking to sunny areas, west to southwesterly winds become breezy.
Highs: 20-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Sunny areas with west to northwesterly winds, winds change southeasterly late afternoon or evening with increasing cloud. Late evening or overnight patchy showers.
Highs: 17-20

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with light winds, southerlies pick up in the afternoon with increasing cloud. Patchy drizzle develops later in the evening or overnight.
Highs: 21-23


Mostly cloudy with northwesterly winds changing southerly in the morning, patchy showers from late afternoon.
High: 16

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloud increases in the morning with southeasterly winds, patchy showers from late afternoon or evening.
High: 20


Cloudy with patchy showers from morning, there may be a period of slightly more persistent showers or some rain later in the evening or overnight for a time. Southerly winds.
Highs: 13-14

West Coast

Morning cloud with a few showers possible, sunny areas increase in the afternoon as light winds tend southerly.
Highs: 16-17

Southland & Otago

Cloudy areas with southwesterly winds, a few showers about mainly from around midday through till evening. Showers pick up again overnight with a risk of hail.
Highs: 12-15

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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