Wednesday's national forecast


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A low pressure system slowly moves away to the east of the North Island today meanwhile a ridge lies over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells, a few showers also especially morning. Southwesterly winds becoming strong in the afternoon especially about Auckland, becoming gusty elsewhere.
Highs: 17-20

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy, conditions may be dry in the morning then expect showers from midday as southerly winds tend southwest. Showers clear in the evening.
Highs: 15-17

Eastern North Island
Rain with heavy falls possible, easing in the evening and clearing at night. South to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-17

Wellington
Rain eases to showers, clearing by evening. Breezy southerly winds.
High: 14

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning showers (mainly for Marlborough) then afternoon sunny spells as southerlies tend easterly. Winds tend north to northeast in the afternoon for Nelson.
Highs: 17-19

Canterbury
Some cloud, may be a light shower or two (mainly for North Canterbury). Southerlies tend easterly in the afternoon. A few showers may move through South Canterbury overnight.
Highs: 13-15

West Coast
Mostly sunny, some cloud at times from afternoon, thickening evening. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-19

Southland & Otago
Sunny spells and some cloud, a few showers from late afternoon as light winds tend south to southwest. Showers clear at night. Coastal Otago has a mix of sun and cloud with northeasterlies, risk of a shower overnight.
Highs: 13-19

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz