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Wednesday’s national forecast

A front pushes slowly over the North Island today moving in from the west, bringing areas of heavy rain and gusty winds for some. The South Island meanwhile sits under low pressure and light winds.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Rain, heavy falls for a time especially afternoon then easing in the evening as breezy northerlies (strong about eastern coastal fringes) change westerly. Rain with heavy falls clings to eastern Bay Of Plenty for a bit longer, not clearing till overnight.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain with heavy falls about Taranaki, only heavy / persistent for a time elsewhere in the afternoon then easing and clearing late afternoon or evening. North to northwesterly winds, gusty about Taranaki then easing later in the day.
Highs: 13-16

Eastern North Island
Cloudy with scattered rain spreading on occasion from the west, more persistent for a time later in the evening then clearing overnight. Breezy northerlies.
Highs: 16-18

Some rain, persistent for a time in the afternoon then easing and clearing in the evening. Gusty northerlies ease later in the day.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Cloudy with areas of rain clearing late afternoon / evening, rain may be heavy at times for Nelson. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-16

Sunny areas and some high cloud, light winds tending north to northeast.
Highs: 16-18

West Coast
Early rain easing to occasional showers, some sun may break through at times from afternoon also. Light northerly quarter winds.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Any early showers clear then expect a mix of sun and cloud, low risk of an isolated shower late afternoon. Light winds.
Highs: 13-14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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