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Wednesday’s national forecast – Heavy rain moves back in for the West Coast

An anticyclone sits just to our east today meanwhile there is a low in the Tasman Sea, between the two a northeasterly airflow lies over the country. Meanwhile a front running almost parallel with the country slowly pushes over New Zealand moving in a northwest to southeast fashion.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, the odd light shower especially in areas exposed to the east. Very humid and hot feeling. Breezy northeasterlies.
Highs: 26-29

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
A few morning showers then clearing away, a few sunny spells break through in the afternoon but isolated showers may develop too, perhaps even an isolated heavy fall. Light winds, tending a little more onshore in the afternoon. Very humid and hot.
Highs: 25-28

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy although a few afternoon sunny spells may break through, any morning drizzle clears. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 24-26


Cloudy with a few spits or drizzle patches, dry areas too. Rain a little more persistent overnight. Easterly quarter winds and warmer afternoon temperatures about Upper Hutt.
Highs: 23-27

Marlborough & Nelson

Cloudy, spits of rain or drizzle develop during the morning for Nelson and in Marlborough by midday, more persistent rain overnight. Easterly winds tend northerly later on.
Highs: 23-25


Cloudy with rain developing in the afternoon spreading from the west, rain may be heavy from evening inland especially about the high country. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 18-24

West Coast

Rain, becoming heavy in the afternoon. East to northeasterly winds.
Highs: 23-26

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy, rain develops this evening spreading in from the north. Easterly winds.
Highs: 18-25


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