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Wednesday’s national forecast

A low in the Tasman Sea moves closer towards the west of the South Island during the day, meanwhile a front moves over the South Island today then pushing onto the North Island overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Sunny areas and increasing cloud, showers from late afternoon or evening then overnight rain. Northerly winds.
Highs: 21-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly cloudy with the odd spit moving in during the evening then some overnight rain. North to northwesterly winds. Some sun about Wanganui southwards at times leading to warm afternoon temperatures before cloud thickens and lowers from late afternoon.
Highs: 19-24

Eastern North Island

Sunny areas and thickening high cloud, a few spots of rain from later in the evening. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 27-29


Cloudy with a few showers later in the evening then overnight rain. Strong north to northwesterly winds.
High: 18

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy, a few spits of rain about Nelson from afternoon then Marlborough later in the evening. Heavier rain moves in overnight. Brisk north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-21


Thick high cloud, odd spot of rain from afternoon with northerly quarter winds. Rain more widespread at night as southwesterly winds freshen.
High: 21

West Coast

Rain with heavy falls about South Westland spreading northwards in the afternoon, rain clears overnight as gusty northeasterly winds change southeast.
High: 17

Southland & Otago

Rain, easing to showers around midday about Southland and in the evening for Otago. Light easterlies tend southerly in the afternoon
Highs: 14-20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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