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Wednesday’s national forecast

A ridge lies over New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather. A few showers for the West Coast of the South Island and morning drizzle / showers for the eastern North Island, mainly dry elsewhere.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A sunny day with light southerly winds tending southwest in the afternoon, light afternoon northerlies for Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 18-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early cloud clears then expect sunny weather, overnight cloud brings a few coastal showers. Light southeasterlies tend westerly late afternoon.
Highs: 16-20

Eastern North Island

Morning showers or drizzle, cloud breaks to sunny spells from afternoon then mainly clear skies develop in the evening. Southerlies tend east to northeast later in the day.
Highs: 15-18


Morning cloud then sunny with southerly winds dying out and tending northerly in the afternoon.
High: 16-17

Marlborough & Nelson

Any early cloud clears then sunny, light winds / afternoon north to northwest winds.
Highs: 17-20


Mostly sunny, some high cloud possible from afternoon. Light winds inland, afternoon east to northeast winds nearer the coast.
Highs: 17-20

West Coast

Cloud increases in the morning, a few showers about Buller then elsewhere from afternoon. North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-19

Southland & Otago
Sunny areas and increasing high cloud, west to northwesterly winds. Northeasterlies for coastal Otago.
Highs: 15-21

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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