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Wednesday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today while a weak front in this flow pushes onto the west of the North Island and another lies over the lower South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly cloudy, chance of a shower or two about the Waikato. Mild west to north west winds.
Highs: 20-22

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly cloudy, there may be a shower or two (especially about Taranaki) but expect long dry spells also. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-19

Eastern North Island

Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, northwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-24


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

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning high cloud clears to mostly sunny weather, gusty northwesterly winds ease by midday.
Highs: 19-24


Mostly sunny, gusty northwesterlies ease in the morning especially inland. Some high cloud from evening then overnight winds change southwest.
Highs: 22-23

West Coast

Any early rain clears then sunny spells develop, rain again by midday about South Westland spreading into North Westland overnight. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-19

Southland & Otago

Any early rain clears then sunny spells develop, further rain from afternoon about Southland, late afternoon for Otago then easing in the evening. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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