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Wednesday’s national forecast – Anticyclone starts to move in (+9 maps)

A ridge of high pressure brings settled weather to the South Island today, southeasterlies flow over the North Island.

Most regions are dry today apart from the eastern North Island.

The South Island sees temperatures in the late teens or early twenties, inland Buller mid twenties. Low to mid twenties western North Island, mid to late teens in the east.

South to southeasterly winds about the outer Marlborough Sounds, southern Taranaki and East Cape may be brisk or strong then easing later in the day.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Any morning cloud breaks then mostly sunny, there may be early showers about eastern Auckland / GBI, Coromandel then clearing. Northland may see some afternoon cloud. Southeasterly winds.
Highs: 23-25

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud then mostly sunny, southeasterly winds, blustery about southern coastal areas then easing at night.
Highs: 15-22

Eastern North Island
Showers, clearing about Wairarapa in the afternoon. Rain for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in the morning then easing. Breezy south to southeasterly winds, perhaps strong about some coastal areas, gale at times for East Cape, easing later in the day or overnight.
Highs: 16-19


Any early showers clear (mainly about eastern ranges), cloud breaks to become mostly sunny in the afternoon. Blustery south to southeasterly winds ease later in the day.
High: 15-17

Marlborough & Nelson

Any morning cloud clears then sunny, southerlies tend easterly in the afternoon for Marlborough. Afternoon northerlies for Nelson. Southeasterlies stay blustery through Cook Strait / about the outer Sounds for much of the day, easing overnight.
Highs: 18-20


Any early cloud clears otherwise sunny with light winds tending easterly in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-21

West Coast

Sunny, light winds tend west to northwest (onshore) in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-25

Southland & Otago
Sunny weather, a cold start inland. Light winds tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-22


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