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Wednesday’s national forecast

A low drags a southeasterly airflow over the North Island today, showers for many with rain in the northeast, heavy falls possible. The South Island has a southerly airflow, cloud in the east and sunnier weather out west for the most part.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Early rain eases to showers about Northland and Auckland, clearing by or around early evening. Elsewhere sees heavy morning rain ease to showers, rain may pick up again later in the evening or overnight especially about the Bay Of Plenty. Breezy east to southeasterly winds, gusty about eastern Coromandel.
Highs: 14-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers about Taranaki and the Central North Island ease, mostly clearing by evening. Sunny areas elsewhere. South to southeasterly winds, breezy about Taranaki.

Highs: 13-16

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy with the odd light shower, dry spells also. Some rain about Gisborne and Hawkes Bay especially from evening, heavy falls possibly overnight. South to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-13


Mostly cloudy with the odd drizzle patch, breezy southerlies.
High: 11

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny spells about Marlborough, mostly sunny for Nelson. Light winds for most. Cloud thickens later in the day about Marlborough.
Highs: 14-15


Cloudy with the odd drizzle patch possible, mainly from afternoon. South Canterbury and parts of Mid Canterbury may be fairly sunny this morning then expect increasing cloud with drizzle possible later in the evening. Southwesterly breezes.
High: 10-12

West Coast

Mainly sunny weather with light winds. Warmest temperatures about inland Buller.
Highs: 14-17

Southland & Otago

Mostly sunny with light south to southeasterly winds, cloud increases about coastal Otago from afternoon with a chance of late evening drizzle.
Highs: 11-16

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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