Wednesday's national forecast


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A moderate southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A few morning showers about Northland then breaking to afternoon sunny spells as southerlies tend southwest. A mix of sun and cloud for Auckland and Waikato, mostly sunny about the Bay Of Plenty. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A mix of sun and cloud, southwesterlies about Taranaki. Light winds elsewhere tend south to southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 12-14

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny, southerlies develop about Wairarapa in the morning bringing some cloud and a light shower or two. Cloud and the risk of a shower spreading into Hawkes Bay and Gisborne during the afternoon.
Highs: 14-16

Wellington
Some sun to start then mid morning southerlies freshen bringing some cloud.
High: 12

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, some cloud develops the afternoon with south to southeasterly winds. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 14-16

Canterbury
Morning cloud with the low risk of a shower then sunny spells break through, southwesterly winds die out by evening.
Highs: 10-12

West Coast
Morning cloud may bring a shower then sunny spells break through, west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-14

Southland & Otago
Cloudy areas, may be a shower mainly morning. Otago has a higher chance of sun breaking through from afternoon. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-13

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz