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Wednesday’s national forecast

A westerly airflow lies over the North Island today while a south to southwesterly airflow lies over the South Island, a small low situated near central parts of the country slinks away to the east during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Cloud this morning with some drizzle possible then breaking to a few sunny spells in the afternoon, west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 23-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly cloudy with breezy west to northwesterly winds. The odd light shower or drizzle patch now and then, spreading into Taranaki and the Central North Island by afternoon.
Highs: 19-22

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, some morning cloud about the Wairarapa may bring a spot or two of rain. Winds from the northwest then in the evening southerlies develop about the Wairarapa then pushing northwards bringing lower level cloud and a chance of overnight drizzle.
Highs: 26-28


A few morning showers clear, mostly cloudy with northwesterly winds changing southerly in the evening.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with northwest winds, evening southeasterlies freshen bringing increasing cloud and a chance of late drizzle.
Highs: 24-26


Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, light winds. Southerlies from around midday with cloud increasing again. Evening drizzle.
Highs: 15-17

West Coast

Sunny areas and some cloud with gentle Sou’West winds, there may be an early clearing shower about Buller.
Highs: 17-21

Southland & Otago

Mostly sunny, some cloud about coastal Southland. West to northwesterly winds change southwest in the afternoon bringing lower level cloud. Chance of a shower otherwise mainly dry.
Highs: 14-18

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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