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Wednesday’s national forecast

A few weak areas of low pressure lie over New Zealand today, unstable conditions may develop late afternoon / evening about some inland areas.

North Island

A mix of sun and cloud across most of the North Island today, morning cloud thicker for some then others. Showers develop this afternoon about inland areas, (especially Waikato, inland Bay Of Plenty and the Central North Island) some may become heavy with thunderstorms then easing and clearing this evening. Winds are mostly from the southerly quarter however an afternoon sea breeze develops for Bay Of Plenty and eastern Northland.

South Island

A fairly cloudy day for the South Island apart from Nelson / Buller, Southland may see some sun also. A few light showers from about Banks Peninsula southwards through to Otago Peninusla then drying out this afternoon. Isolated showers develop late afternoon / evening about some hills / ranges of the Southern Alps.


For the western / upper North Island and Hawkes Bay / Wairarapa highs range from 18 degrees about coastal parts to 24 degrees further inland. Gisborne staying in the high teens. Temperatures in the low to mid teens for most of the South Island however Nelson / Buller and Southland at the other end of the country see temperatures in the high teens or early twenties.


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