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Wednesday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow lies over the country today. A front quickly clears the South Island early this morning then moves onto the North Island, however, in a much more weakened state. The northwest airflow strengthens overnight with heavy rain moving back onto the West Coast of the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas with the chance of a shower or two, mainly this morning. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-18
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud with the chance of a few showers, then mainly dry in the afternoon with sunny spells. West to northwesterly winds. Cloud thickens again later in the day with rain overnight for Taranaki.
Highs: 13-15
Eastern North Island
A mainly sunny day with westerlies freshening for a time in the afternoon, then easing away. Some evening high cloud.
Highs: 16-19
Morning cloud with the chance of a shower, then mostly sunny with gusty northwesterly winds.
High: 14
Marlborough & Nelson
Chance of an early spot of rain, then mostly sunny. North to northwesterly winds. Rain again overnight, especially about Nelson.
Highs: 14-16
Mostly sunny with afternoon northerlies, with the chance of a spot of early morning rain, then again overnight.
High: 16
West Coast
Any early rain clears, then expect sunny areas with northerly winds. Rain again overnight with heavy falls and possible thunderstorms.
Highs: 10-12
Southland & Otago
Any early spots of rain clear, then mostly sunny with north to northwesterly winds. High cloud increases from afternoon, then spots of rain move in again overnight.
Highs: 9-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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