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Wednesday’s national forecast – More low pressure

A couple of low centres straddle the South Island today, expect more cloudy weather with rain or showers. Rain should ease for the eastern South Island. Overnight a low coming out of the Tasman to the northwest brings rain into the western North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers, morning rain for Waikato and Bay Of Plenty eases. Gusty northwesterlies ease in the evening. Rain moves into Northland overnight.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Rain eases to showers in the afternoon with northwesterlies freshening, winds strong for coastal Taranaki. Rain moves back into Taranaki overnight.
Highs: 11-16

Eastern North Island

Any morning spots of rain clear then becoming mostly sunny, northwesterly winds. Wairarapa has rain spreading from the west, easing afternoon, winds stronger.
Highs: 14-19


Rain eases to showers in the morning with southerlies tending northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 13-14

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning rain clears then dry with sun breaking through in the afternoon as northwesterlies freshen. A few showers may continue to pass into Nelson from the west.
Highs: 14-16


Mostly cloudy with patchy showers or drizzle, quite a few dry areas may develop from afternoon. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 6-14

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with rain north of about Greymouth, in the afternoon rain or showers moves in further south. Winds eventually tend to the north or northeast.
Highs: 11-14

Southland & Otago
Rain, easing from afternoon for Otago. South to southeasterly winds.
Highs: 9-10


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