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Wednesday’s national forecast

Rain moving into Taranaki and Northland this morning then along the rest of the West Coast by mid morning with northerlies, rain spreads into Bay of Plenty and parts of the Central North Island in the afternoon. Expect heavy falls at times with this band of rain. Winds change westerly in behind with rain easing to showers in the evening about Northland and Auckland, and at night in Taranaki through to Bay of Plenty. There may be a few sunny periods with some high cloud this morning before this rain band moves over.

Mostly sunny on the east coast with light winds, northeasterlies and high cloud increases in the afternoon and a few showers develop at night possibly becoming heavy. Mostly cloudy about Kapiti and Wellington with northerlies, the odd shower at times during the day particularly morning and evening, long dry spells too.

In the east of the South Island south of Kaikoura expect showers clearing around midday, sunny breaks then develop with northeasterlies. Southland and Central Otago can expect a few sunny areas by midday, perhaps the odd shower in western areas of Central Otago in the evening.

Showers about Nelson and Tasman with northerly winds, a few dry areas on the east coast north of Kaikoura and some inland areas to start. Rain works it’s way south from late afternoon possibly heavy especially in Nelson and the surrounding ranges. Mostly cloudy on the West Coast with showers north of Hokitika in the morning, a few showers spreading southwards during the afternoon.

High’s in the mid teens in the northeast of the North Island, 16 to 17 along the east coast and 13 to 14 degrees elsewhere. Temperatures ranging between 12 and 14 degrees this afternoon in the South Island.


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