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Wednesday’s national forecast

A northwesterly airflow develops over the South Island today then changing cooler southwest about the lower South Island this afternoon, reaching the lower North Island overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Some sun, mainly afternoon otherwise expect cloudy areas. Chance of a shower. The Bay Of Plenty has longer sunny areas and mainly dry conditions. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and occasional sun, risk of a light shower otherwise mainly dry. West to northwesterly winds freshen. Overnight winds tend light southerly with the risk of a shower.
Highs: 14-16

Eastern North Island
Sunny with light winds tending northerly or northwest, afternoon easterlies for Hawkes Bay. Overnight winds change southerly with some cloud and the risk of a light shower.
Highs: 19-23

Mostly sunny with some developing high cloud, freshening north to northwesterly winds. Overnight expect a southerly change.
High: 16

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny with a touch of high cloud, thickening in the evening. West to northwesterly winds change southerly overnight.
Highs: 19-22

Mostly sunny with increasing high cloud, northwesterly breezes becoming gusty for some inland areas. An evening southwest change (strong about the coast) brings increasing cloud then a few light overnight showers / drizzle patches.
Highs: 20-22

West Coast
The odd light shower or drizzle patch, some rain moves into South Westland by midday then further north late afternoon / evening. Easing back to showers later on as northwesterly winds change southwest. Conditions drying out overnight.
Highs: 14-15

Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, freshening northwesterly winds becoming strong for some. A gusty southwest change mid to late afternoon brings showers then clearing overnight. Cold overnight especially inland with the risk of a frost by dawn on Thursday.
Highs: 14-20

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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