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Wednesday’s national forecast – a weak cool change moving in (+9 maps)

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather today however a weak front moving into the lower South Island brings in a cool change with some cloud and a few showers, this change reaches into Canterbury late afternoon / evening.

Most regions are dry today, a few showers move into the lower South Island around midday then into Canterbury this evening (perhaps more in the form of drizzle for Canterbury).

Temperatures reach into the low to mid twenties for many but about the far south it will cool down as a southwest change moves through.

No strong winds today, southwesterlies will freshen a little about eastern coastal areas as a cool change moves through.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud then sunny, light winds with afternoon sea breezes.
Highs: 24-28

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Sunny, light winds. Afternoon westerlies nearer the coast.
Highs: 22-26

Eastern North Island

Some morning cloud breaks away then sunny. Easterly winds for most, easing southeasterlies for Gisborne.
Highs: 21-26


Sunny with light northerlies, overnight cloud with freshening southerlies.
High: 21-25

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, some high cloud later in the day. Light winds change southerly at night.
Highs: 23-27


Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Light winds change to the south in the afternoon. Lower level cloud thickens up in the evening with a few showers or drizzle patches (especially inland) then clearing overnight.
Highs: 24-28

West Coast

Mostly sunny, some high cloud. Cloud about Fiordland brings showers in the south then clearing afternoon. Warmest afternoon temperatures about inland Buller. Southwesterly winds tend southeast overnight.
Highs: 19-27

Southland & Otago
A few morning showers push through Southland with a southerly change, moving into Otago for a time in the afternoon, some sun with high cloud before showers move in and sun breaking back through from the south once showers clear.
Highs: 18-27


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