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Wednesday’s national forecast – Front fizzles in the south (+8 maps)

A front fizzles out over the South Island today with high pressure regaining control over much of the country.

Mainly dry for most regions today, showers for the West Coast do ease, mostly clearing this evening. For the North Island only Kapiti has the risk of a shower. Temperatures in the east and about parts of the upper North Island get into the early twenties this afternoon, winds are light to moderate for most although westerlies through the Southern Alps could be a little breezy.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, south of about Auckland through to Waikato expect some cloud at times in the west. Light winds pick up a touch from the southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 19-21

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas, Manawatu and Kapiti may see a light shower or two. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-19

Eastern North Island

Sunny with northwesterlies, afternoon northeasterly winds for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Highs: 20-21


Morning cloud then mostly sunny, north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-20

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, west to northwesterly winds for Marlborough. Southwesterlies for much of the day in Nelson.
Highs: 20-23


Mostly sunny, there may be a touch of high cloud. Light northwesterlies, tending onshore in the afternoon near the coast.
Highs: 17-22

West Coast

Early rain eases to showers, clearing evening. Some sun may break through from afternoon. Westerlies tend to the southwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago
Some morning cloud then mostly sunny, northwesterly winds, breezy about coastal Southland. Winds may tend northeast in the afternoon for coastal Otago.
Highs: 14-20

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