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Wednesday’s national forecast

Southerlies ease over the North Island today as a ridge pushes in from the Tasman Sea, mainly settled for the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Early cloud clears then becoming sunny for most, morning showers about Coromandel, Great Barrier Island and western Northland clear by midday. Southerly winds.
Highs: 13-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Any early showers clear then mostly sunny, southerlies die out in the afternoon.
Highs: 10-15

Eastern North Island

Morning rain about Hawkes Bay / Gisborne, possibly heavy with small hail then easing by midday to showers. Showers clear evening. Wairarapa sees showers clear in the afternoon then sun breaks through. Fresh cool southwesterlies.
Highs: 13-14


Morning showers clear then sun breaks through. Southerlies ease tending light northerly in the afternoon.
High: 13

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, light winds.
Highs: 13-16


Mostly sunny, light southwesterlies tend northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 14-17

West Coast

Sunny, cloud pushes into South Westland during the afternoon then North Westland in the evening. Westerlies.
Highs: 12-14

Southland & Otago
Any early showers clear, some afternoon sun breaks through for Southland. Otago is mostly sunny with some high cloud. Westerly winds, breezy about coastal areas.
Highs: 13-14

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


David Pye on 5/05/2020 9:15pm

Hi wondering were you get this info from as you have said rain for hawkes bay Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning but we have had no rain and it has been fine totally opposite to your forecast.

WW Forecast Team on 5/05/2020 10:06pm

Hi David, the national forecast is a generic snap shot at NZ *region* wide. Right now (and most of this morning) northern Hawke’s Bay has had rain – and still has it set in: If you look at our actual local 10 day Hawke’s Bay weather forecasts you will see we are forecasting a sunny dry day in Napier and a wet day in Wairoa. For the most up to date weather at your specific spot always refer to your local WW forecast, not our general news and regional stories which are more for people travelling or moving about.

david pye on 5/05/2020 10:40pm

Hi thanks for that information.
my farm is northwest of napier.

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