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Wednesday’s national forecast

Anticyclonic conditions start to bring increasingly settled weather for a majority of the South Island today. Southeasterlies for the North Island bring rain in the east, mainly dry out west however there will be the odd shower about.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, a few showers late afternoon / evening with the chance of an isolated heavy fall. Southerly quarter winds.
Highs: 15-16

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy with the odd shower, especially morning. North Taranaki may stay mainly dry. Fresh southeasterly winds, strong about the coast.
Highs: 9-13

Eastern North Island
Rain with heavy falls possible, gradually easing from afternoon. Gusty south to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 11-14

Cloudy areas and the odd shower, brisk to strong southerly winds.
High: 11

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly cloudy with fresh southeasterly winds, sunny areas more frequent about Nelson.
Highs: 11-14

Morning cloud breaks to some sun, the odd shower hangs about parts of North Canterbury during the day with cloudier skies. Southerlies tend east to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 9-11

West Coast
Sunny with southeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

Southland & Otago
Any morning cloud clears then sunny with light winds, northeasterlies about coastal Otago are a little breezy at times.
Highs: 11-14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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