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Wednesday’s national forecast

Frontal activity affects the North Island on Wednesday bringing some rain especially in the east while cool southerlies lie over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly cloudy with the odd spot of rain possible, showers more likely from mid or late afternoon as southwesterly winds tend southeast.
Highs: 23-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly cloudy, there may be a brief shower or two spreading from the east (more so from afternoon) otherwise mainly dry. Breezy southeasterly winds, becoming strong from afternoon about Taranaki.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island

Cloudy with areas of rain or drizzle, rain may be heavy at times especially about Gisborne afternoon onwards. The Wairarapa just sees patchy showers or drizzle. Breezy southeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-20


Morning showers clear, mostly cloudy with brisk southeasterly winds.
High: 16

Marlborough & Nelson

Any morning drizzle clears then cloud breaks to a few sunny spells in the afternoon. Breezy east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-20


Morning drizzle clears, cloud breaks later in the day. Southerly winds.
High: 16

West Coast

Mainly sunny weather, some high cloud mainly about North Westland. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 20-22

Southland & Otago

Sunny spells, chance of a shower late afternoon/ evening otherwise mainly dry. South to southwesterly breezes.
Highs: 14-17

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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