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Wednesday’s national forecast

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today as an areas of low pressure sits out to the east and a high is centred over southern Australia stretching into the Tasman Sea.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

A mix of sun and cloud. Risk of a shower, mainly late afternoon / evening in the west about Northland and Auckland. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Mostly cloudy nearer the ranges, looking to be mainly dry although the odd shower is possible at times. Closer towards the coast expect a mix of sun and cloud. Southwesterlies freshen in the afternoon.
Highs: 10-15

Eastern North Island

Sunny spells, cloud increasing from afternoon as southwesterly winds freshen. A few showers from evening.
Highs: 14-15


Mostly cloudy with southerly winds freshening later this morning, risk of the odd shower.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson

Mainly sunny with light winds.
High: 14


Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather near the coast, mainly sunny inland after a frosty start. Light southwesterly winds.
Highs: 11-13

West Coast

A mainly sunny day with light southwesterly winds.
Highs: 11-13

Southland & Otago

A mainly cloudy day about Southland with west to southwest winds, chance of a shower in the morning. Otago is mainly sunny, some cloud from afternoon brings the chance of a shower as light winds tend southwest.
Highs: 9-12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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