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Wednesday’s national forecast – A mixed bag (+10 maps)

A broad area of low pressure lies in the Tasman Sea today and there is a high out to our east in the Pacific, New Zealand is stuck in the middle under a slack pressure gradient.

Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, a few showers about mainly afternoon and evening. Northland has a mainly dry day. Light north to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 19-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and light showers or drizzle, some rain possible for northern Taranaki from this afternoon. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-21

Eastern North Island

High cloud, some sun at times. A few spits late afternoon or evening for Hawkes Bay and northern Wairarapa. Light northerly quarter winds may tend easterly in the afternoon for Hawkes Bay.
Highs: 21-26


Morning drizzle, mostly cloudy with breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-20

Marlborough & Nelson

High cloud, some sun may break through at times. Light northwesterlies.
Highs: 19-23


Morning cloud then afternoon sun Banks Peninsula southwards, cloud may thicken up again late afternoon or evening bringing the risk of an isolated shower inland about the foothills. A mostly sunny day north of Banks Peninsula with some high cloud. Light southwesterlies tend to the east after midday.
Highs: 18-22

West Coast

Mostly cloudy for South Westland with occasional showers. North Westland has morning cloud then afternoon sun (perhaps a few afternoon showers inland about the ranges). North to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 17-21

Southland & Otago
Early cloud breaks to some sun, cloud starts thickening up again from midday. Isolated showers develops this afternoon, some may even become heavy in spots, especially inland just away from the coast in the east. Light winds.
Highs: 17-22 is proud to be setting the international standard for forecasting in NZ – powered by IBM

Wednesday 27th October 1:00pm MSLP / Rain map –
Thursday 28th October 4:00pm MSLP / Rain map –
Wednesday 27th October 1:00pm Wind map –
Thursday 28th October 1:00pm Wind map –
Map shows: Maximum Temperature (°c) in the afternoon of the day shown.
Map shows: Minimum Temperature (°c) in the morning of the day shown.
Map shows: Maximum Temperature (°c) in the afternoon of the day shown.
Map shows: Minimum Temperature (°c) in the morning of the day shown.
Wednesday 27th October 1:00pm Swell map –
Thursday 28th October 1:00pm Swell map –


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