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Wednesday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Southeasterly breezes for Northland with showers easing and becoming few and far between by midday, sunny breaks then develop. Late afternoon showers may become a little more energized in some isolated areas then clearing at night. Mostly sunny in Auckland, Waikato and Bay Of Plenty with light winds and afternoon sea breezes. Sunny areas and some cloud in Gisborne, easterly breezes in the afternoon.
HIGHS: 17-18 in Northland, 19-22 elsewhere.

Lower North Island

Mostly sunny in all areas today with light winds and afternoon sea breezes, there may be areas of cloud morning and night particularly on the east coast. In Wellington late afternoon southerlies freshen for a time with some cloud.
HIGHS: Temperatures in the high teens for most.

Upper South Island

Expect some cloud about the east coast this morning with southerly breezes, sunny breaks will develop mid to late morning however then winds tend more easterly during the afternoon. West to southwest breezes on the West Coast, mostly fine and sunny with some cloud at times. Sunny in Nelson and about Blenheim all day with light winds.
HIGHS: 17-21 in all areas, the slightly cooler end of the temperatures about the West Coast coastline then the warmest in Nelson and Marlborough. Canterbury in the middle.

Lower South Island

A few early showers clear about Fiordland, Southland and the Catlins this morning, sunny breaks then increase with cool southwesterlies easing during the day. Some morning cloud and the low risk of a shower about North Otago then sunny breaks developing, south to southwesterly breezes ease during the day. Mostly sunny in inland areas, light southwesterlies die out in the afternoon.
HIGHS: 16-17 about Southland, coastal Otago and on the West Coast south of the Glaciers. Low 20’s temperatures in Central Otago.


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