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Wednesday’s national forecast

A gusty northwesterly airflow lies over the country today with a front slowly moving over the upper North Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Areas of rain, possible heavy at times with a risk of thunderstorms gradually pushing northwards through these regions then easing later in the evening. Sunny spells may break through at times. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-18

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Early heavy rain eases to showers and sunny spells, the odd shower may be heavy. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-16

Eastern North Island
Some morning rain then becoming mostly sunny, gusty northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-20

Morning rain clears, developing again overnight (sunny spells between). Strong Nor’West winds may gust to gale at times.
High: 15

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny about Marlborough, Nelson sees early rain ease to the odd shower and sunny spells. Gusty north to northwesterly winds, some overnight rain.
Highs: 15-17

Sunny areas and some high cloud, some rain in the high country. Gusty northwesterly winds, perhaps strong for a time in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-17

West Coast
Rain, heavy at times with a chance of thunderstorms. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-14

Southland & Otago
Early rain then sunny spells and some high cloud, there may be the odd spot of rain at times otherwise mainly dry. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 11-14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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