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Wednesday’s national forecast

A ridge weakens over New Zealand today then a front slowly moves southwards over the upper North Island later today, a cold front moves onto the lower South Island later in the evening / overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy or mostly cloudy, risk of a shower or two about. Rain about northern Northland spreads into Auckland later in the evening then further south overnight. Brisk east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with high cloud increasing from afternoon, overnight showers move into the Central North Island. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 12-15

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud increasing from afternoon, Gisborne may see lower level cloud increasing from afternoon. Northeasterly winds.
Highs: 14-15

Mainly sunny then cloud increases from late afternoon, northerly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Sunny with afternoon north to northwesterly winds, evening high cloud.
Highs: 14-17

Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, light winds.
Highs: 14-15

West Coast
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, light northeasterly winds. Mostly cloudy about South Westland, patchy drizzle becoming more persistent overnight turning to rain.
Highs: 11-14

Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, northwesterlies change southwest later in the evening about Southland bringing rain. Rain moves into Otago overnight. Some snow lowers overnight to 400m, perhaps even 300m for Southland. Snow lowers overnight to about 500m about Otago.
Highs: 11-14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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