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Wednesday’s national forecast

A front moves over the upper South Island this morning then over the North Island this afternoon, most regions can expect rain or showers for a time.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, a few afternoon showers then clearing late afternoon with some sun breaking through as northwest winds change southwest. Showers not clearing Bay Of Plenty till in the evening.
Highs: 17-19
Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with the odd shower, northerly winds freshen. Some rain moves through in the afternoon then easing back to showers with a west to southwest change, showers clear evening.
Highs: 16-17
Eastern North Island
Plenty of high cloud, clearing late afternoon or evening. A few showers or spots of rain may pass through the Wairarapa in the afternoon and further north in the evening. Breezy northerlies tend more northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 21-22
Rain, clearing around midday, some late sun. Strong north to northwest winds change southerly in the afternoon.
High: 16
Marlborough & Nelson
Plenty of high cloud, rain develops about Nelson in the morning then Marlborough by midday, chance of a heavy fall. North to northwesterly winds change southwest in the afternoon with rain then clearing and some sun breaking through.
Highs: 18-20
Some high cloud then a southwest change develops in the morning bringing showers which clear in the evening.
Highs: 14-15
West Coast
Morning heavy rain eases to showers as northerly winds change southwest, sunny spells break through after midday.
Highs: 13-15
Southland & Otago
A few showers, mainly early morning and again in the afternoon. Showers in the afternoon may be heavy in a few isolated spots. Sunny spells otherwise with west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-15

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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