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Wednesday’s national forecast

An east to northeasterly airflow flows over New Zealand today moving between a large high to the east and a broad area of low pressure to the north of the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas about western Bay Of Plenty, Coromandel, Great Barrier Island, northern Auckland and Northland brings the odd shower at times. For the rest of Auckland, Waikato and eastern Bay Of Plenty expect a mix of sun and cloud. Easterly winds.
Highs: 16-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
High cloud, thinning out from afternoon and sun starts to increase. Light winds.
Highs: 15-18

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne with the odd shower, Wairarapa has a mix of sun and cloud. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 15-17


Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and high cloud, north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 16-17

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas and high cloud. Light winds tend to the north in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-17


Morning low cloud or fog then afternoon sun with some high cloud, light east to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 13-15

West Coast

Morning cloud or fog about Buller breaks to afternoon sun. Further south through to about Haast expect a cloudy day with rain, easing from afternoon to showers. Fiordland is mostly sunny after a cold start although some cloud may start to increase from afternoon. Light winds.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago
A mostly sunny day, a touch of high cloud. A cold start about Southland and inland Otago. Light winds, tending northeast about coastal Otago.
Highs: 13-15

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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