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Wednesday’s national forecast – Big low moves away

The low that brought very unsettled weather yesterday moves away to the southeast of the South Island today. Expect a northwesterly airflow for the North Island, southwesterlies further south.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and sunny spells with occasional showers, breezy northwesterlies.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Occasional showers, more so in the morning then easing a little towards midday. Sunny spells, especially in the afternoon. Gusty northwesterlies, strong about the coast, gradually easing.
Highs: 11-16

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, morning showers for Wairarapa clear away. Northwesterly winds, gusty south of Napier but gradually easing.
Highs: 15-20


A few spits or showers, more so in the north, sunny spells. Strong northwesterlies, gale through Cook Strait.
Highs: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson

A mix of sun and cloud for Nelson. Mostly sunny for Marlborough after any morning cloud clears. Northwesterlies, breezy to strong for Marlborough.
Highs: 13-16


Partly cloudy skies, showers Banks Peninsula southwards clears in the morning. Snow flurries to 500m about the South Canterbury high country clears in the morning too. Southwesterlies, strong to gale about the coast in the morning then easing.
Highs: 5-12

West Coast

Cloudy areas and a few showers north of Hokitika, west to northwesterly winds. Further south skies are drier with southeasterlies.
Highs: 8-13

Southland & Otago
Rain, snow to 500m may get as low as 400m later in the day. Southerly winds for Southland, strong southwesterlies for coastal Otago, light winds inland.
Highs: 7-8


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