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Wednesday’s national forecast

A front moves onto the lower South Island today however doesn’t move very far north. Meanwhile a depression is starting to head south north of New Zealand. Cloud increases in the North Island after a potentially foggy start for some, mainly dry for the South Island although the front in the far south brings some rain to Southland.

Skies becoming cloudy in the morning, breezy east to northeast winds. Late drizzle then overnight some rain moves in.
High: 15-16

Sunny spells and increasing cloud, becoming totally cloudy by mid afternoon. East to northeast winds pick up during the day. There may be some late drizzle.
High: 15

Bay Of Plenty
Sunny spells and thickening high cloud, skies becoming totally cloudy in the evening. East to northeast winds. There could be a late drizzle patch or two.
Highs: 15-16

Central North Island & Waikato
Morning fog patches then sunny spells develop around late morning with light northeasterlies. High cloud increases during the day also with skies totally cloudy by evening.
Highs: 13-15

Eastern North Island
Sunny with some high cloud increasing during the afternoon, northeasterly breezes. Gisborne sees general areas of cloud move in during the afternoon and there may even be a drizzle patch or two there in the evening.
Highs: 14-15

Western North Island
Sunny with light northerlies, some high cloud increases from afternoon.
Highs: 14-15

Sunny spells and some cloud with brisk northerly winds, skies becoming mostly cloudy in the evening.
Highs: 13-14

Sunny with light north to northwest winds, some evening high cloud.
Highs: 14-15

Sunny with north to northwest breezes, some evening high cloud.
High: 16-18

Mainly sunny after morning low cloud, light winds tending northeast near the coast. Some high cloud at times.
Highs: 15-16

West Coast
Cloudy spells with light northeasterlies, the odd drizzle patch at times south of about Greymouth, drizzle or the odd shower more likely south of Haast.
Highs: 12-13

Coastal Otago
High cloud thickens up in the morning after a few early sunny spells, light winds tend southerly in the evening with the low risk of some late drizzle.
Highs: 13-14

Central Otago
Thick high cloud with north to northwest breezes, from afternoon a few spots of rain are possible at times especially for southern areas of the district.
Highs: 11-12

Morning high cloud with northerlies, around midday northerlies ease off and become light possibly changing light southerly even. As this change moves through expect some scattered rain to develop then ease at night.
Highs: 12-13


sw on 30/07/2013 5:16pm

Well thats it folks…our fine sunny day yesterday,for 2 more weeks.

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