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Wednesday’s national forecast

A large low in the Tasman Sea draws in an easterly quarter airflow over New Zealand today, a cold front moves onto Northland this afternoon.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Becoming cloudy in the morning with the odd spit or shower about. Areas of rain move in from afternoon, heavy falls develop about Northland (especially in the east). Easterlies freshen, strong at times by evening especially about Northland / Auckland.
Highs: 14-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud breaks to sunny areas for most, Taranaki sees morning spots of rain (mainly northern Taranaki) then cloud breaks in the evening. Southeasterly winds, becoming gusty about some coastal areas from afternoon.
Highs: 12-14

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle or showers, southerly winds.
Highs: 11-13


Mostly cloudy, chance of a light shower or drizzle patch from late morning. Southeasterly winds freshen.
High: 11

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, mid level cloud for Marlborough at times then thickening up in the evening. East to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-13


Skies becoming mostly cloudy in the morning, drizzle from afternoon. South to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 7-9

West Coast

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, light east to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 10-13

Southland & Otago
Risk of a morning shower or drizzle patch about Southland and coastal Otago, sunny spells break through in the afternoon about Southland. Central Otago has a mostly sunny day after morning cloud breaks away. Light east to southeast winds from afternoon.
Highs: 7-10

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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