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Wednesday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, mainly dry in the east although a few spots of rain are possible for some South Island regions. Rain for the West Coast of the South Island, just the chance of a shower for western parts of the North Island although Taranaki has a slightly higher chance.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

A chance of morning fog then expect sunny areas and some high cloud, cloud a little more frequent about the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty. Low risk of a shower or two mainly afternoon otherwise quite dry. Light north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 22-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly cloudy with north to northwesterly winds, the odd shower about northern Taranaki during the day. Overnight the odd shower moves in for most.
Highs: 19-22

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, northwesterly winds.
Highs: 24-26


Mostly cloudy with the chance of a shower, showers more likely later in the evening. Gusty northwesterly winds.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny areas and some high cloud, a shower or two may sneak into Nelson at times from the west otherwise mainly dry. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-23


Thick high cloud with the odd spot of rain possible at times, northerly winds breezy at times from afternoon.
High: 24

West Coast

Cloudy with rain, becoming more persistent from afternoon then heavy later in the evening.
Highs: 17-18

Southland & Otago

Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, rain or showers later in the evening or overnight as a southwest change moves in.
Highs: 19-21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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