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Wednesday’s national forecast

A front moves off to the east of the country this morning leaving a strong westerly airflow in its wake. Winds change Southwest this morning along the east coast of the South Island. Overnight rain moves into western regions.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Early rain eases to the odd shower and many dry spells, some sun at times also. Northland, Auckland and the Bay Of Plenty becomes mainly dry after morning rain clears. Breezy westerly winds.
Highs: 18-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Early rain (possibly heavy) eases to occasional showers, sunny spells breaking through at times also. Brisk west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-17

Eastern North Island

Morning rain clears then becoming mostly sunny by midday, gusty northwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-22


Early showers clear then expect sunny spells, brisk to strong northwesterly winds.
High: 17

Marlborough & Nelson

Any early rain clears then expect mostly sunny weather, gusty northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-20


Any early rain clears then a late morning southwest change brings showers which clear late afternoon.
High: 16

West Coast
Rain eases to showers which clear in the afternoon, some sun may even break through. Rain moves in again overnight. Gusty westerly winds ease from midday.

Highs: 14-15

Southland & Otago

Rain, easing during the afternoon to showers and clearing by late afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-18

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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