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Wednesday’s national forecast

A weak ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today, mainly settled however unstable conditions may develop for some North Island areas this afternoon.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy, chance of an isolated shower late afternoon /evening. Showers more likely late afternoon / evening about Waikato and Bay Of Plenty (especially inland) with the risk of a heavy fall and thunderstorm then easing at night. Light southwesterlies for most however an afternoon sea breeze develops for eastern Northland and Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 22-28

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud, a shower or two about Taranaki and Kapiti then drying out in the afternoon with sunny areas increasing. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-26

Eastern North Island
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas, there may be a morning shower for Gisborne also then clear. Late afternoon / evening isolated showers develop inland about the ranges of Hawkes Bay / Gisborne, heavy falls and thunderstorms possible also then easing at night.
Highs: 24-28

Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas, north to northwesterly winds gradually ease.
High: 22

Marlborough & Nelson
Mostly sunny, may be a touch of high cloud. Light north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 24-31

Mostly sunny, may be a touch of high cloud. Light winds tend easterly in the afternoon.
Highs: 24-27

West Coast
The odd shower, easing during the day then mainly dry by evening. Sunny spells start to break through from afternoon. West to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 20-26

Southland & Otago
Sunny spells, risk of the odd isolated shower for Southland (mainly morning). West to southwest winds die out in the evening. Light easterlies for coastal Otago.
Highs: 17-25

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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