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Wednesday’s national forecast

High pressure brings mainly settled weather today, a chance conditions may turn unstable about inland parts of the South Island during the afternoon.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, some high cloud from afternoon. Southwest breezes for most, light winds for the Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 22-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, light winds.
Highs: 20-24

Eastern North Island
Mostly sunny with some high cloud from afternoon, light winds. Gisborne and perhaps northern Hawkes Bay has a few showers with southerly winds.
Highs: 19-22

Sunny areas and some high cloud, northerly winds.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson
High cloud breaking away in the afternoon and becoming mostly sunny, light winds then afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 21-24

A mix of sun and cloud, becoming mostly sunny near the coast in the afternoon. Inland parts of South Canterbury sees isolated showers late afternoon / evening, a chance one or two of these may become thundery then clearing at night. Light winds tend to the south around midday then east during the afternoon.
Highs: 18-23

West Coast
Fairly cloudy about South Westland, some rain or showers for Fiordland gradually easing. Sunny spells further north. Winds are light tending west to southwest.
Highs: 16-22

Southland & Otago
May be a morning shower about Southland and coastal Otago then some sun breaks through from afternoon (more so for Southland, coastal Otago may stay fairly cloudy). A mix of sun and cloud for Central Otago, isolated showers late afternoon / evening (especially about hills / ranges). A low risk showers may become heavy with thunder about inland north Otago then clearing at night. Light winds.
Highs: 15-22

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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