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Wednesday’s national forecast

High pressure covers much of New Zealand today, although there are a few weak features about one of which may bring a few heavy showers to Auckland then Northland from afternoon / evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Northland has a mainly sunny day, there may be some cloud from evening in the southeast which could bring a few heavy showers, especially overnight. Auckland a mainly sunny morning then some cloud from afternoon brings the risk of a few showers as light easterlies develop. Showers may become heavy in the north for a time late afternoon / evening. The Waikato and Bay Of Plenty sees some cloud then a shower or two from afternoon, winds tend easterly. Eastern Bay Of Plenty may remain dry.
Highs: 14

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Areas of high cloud and some sun, light southeasterlies.
Highs: 10-14

Eastern North Island
Cloudy areas and some sun at times, there may be a light shower or two about also otherwise mainly dry. Light southerly quarter winds.
Highs: 12-14

Mostly cloudy with a few drizzle patches, light southerly winds.
High: 11

Marlborough & Nelson
Plenty of high cloud with light southeasterly winds, some sun breaks through in the afternoon, more so for Nelson then cloud builds again towards evening bringing the risk of a shower.
Highs: 12-13

A few drizzle patches or showers about inland Canterbury ease then clear around midday, remaining fairly cloudy for the rest of the day. Nearer the coast morning cloud breaks to afternoon sunny spells. Southwesterly winds ease.
High: 11

West Coast
Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, from afternoon however cloud builds Greymouth northwards then a few showers move in. Light east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 11-13

Southland & Otago
Mainly sunny with light winds, any morning cloud about Otago clears.
Highs: 8-10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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