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Wednesday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Any morning showers about Auckland northwards clear then expect mostly sunny weather with some cloud and light winds, afternoon sea breezes. East to southeasterly winds will prevail in the north of Northland however with some cloud. Mostly sunny about the Bay Of Plenty with light winds and afternoon sea breezes near the coast, mostly sunny in the Waikato also with light winds. Cloudy about Gisborne with southwesterly breezes and the odd shower, winds tend more southerly in the evening.
HIGHS: 17-18 for most today, Gisborne cooler on 14 however.

Lower North Island

Mostly sunny about Taranaki through to Kapiti, also the Central North Island with southeasterly breezes. Some cloud at times particularly afternoon. Expect cloudy and sunny spells in Wellington with southerly breezes which will ease at night. Southwesterly breezes about Wairarapa with mostly cloudy skies, perhaps a few sunny areas but also the risk of a shower for a time from late afternoon. Winds tend more southeasterly in the evening then die out at night with cloud clearing. Cloudy periods about Hawkes Bay with southwesterly breezes, the odd shower at times from late afternoon as winds tend more southeast. Showers clear at night.
HIGHS: 16-17 degrees, cooler about Wellington through to Hawkes Bay with 13-14.

Upper South Island

Mostly sunny in all areas with light winds, expect sea breezes in all coastal areas to develop around midday. In inland areas mostly about the ranges isolated showers develop during the afternoon possibly heavy about the Nelson and Buller ranges in particular then clear at night.
HIGHS: 16-17 about most regions perhaps cooling down a little in the afternoon in coastal areas as sea breezes kick in.

Lower South Island

Mostly sunny in all areas with light winds after a frosty start, afternoon sea breezes in coastal areas. Some cloud during the afternoon in inland areas with the low risk of a shower or two about some hills and ranges.
HIGHS: 16 in Southland, 18-19 in Central Otago. A little cooler on the west and east coast’s with 13-14 expected.


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