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Wednesday’s national forecast – Northwesterly airflow (+10 maps)

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, warm weather in the east, showers for the West Coast. Expect some rain or showers about the far south also later this afternoon or evening as a front moves onto the area.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning cloud, perhaps a light shower then breaking to sunny areas but expect some high cloud for the rest of the day also. Southwesterly winds, afternoon northerlies for Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 24-26

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather, there may be some high cloud. A few light showers for Kapiti clear up in the afternoon. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-22

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny, some high cloud spreads down from the north during the day. Breezy northwesterlies for Wairarapa. Light winds further north tend onshore in the afternoon.
Highs: 25-28


Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells, chance of a spit before midday, mainly in the north. Blustery north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 22-23

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny and hot with northwesterlies. Winds may tend a little more west to southwest for Nelson.
Highs: 26-30


Sunny and hot with northwesterly winds, gusty about inland areas in the afternoon and perhaps about North Canterbury through to the coast. Overnight winds change lighter southerly.
Highs: 25-29

West Coast

Mostly cloudy with showers, rain moves into South Westland in the afternoon (possibly heavy) then reaching North Westland in the evening. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 17-21

Southland & Otago
Dry with sun / increasing high cloud, rain develops around midday for Southland as blustery northwesterlies change westerly. Rain clears in the evening. Rain doesn’t reach Otago till evening before clearing overnight.
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Wednesday 22nd December 4:00pm MSLP / Rain map –
Thursday 23rd December 4:00pm MSLP / Rain map –
Wednesday 22nd December 4:00pm Wind map –
Thursday 23rd December 4:00pm Wind map –
Map shows: Maximum Temperature (°c) in the afternoon of the day shown.
Map shows: Minimum Temperature (°c) in the morning of the day shown.
Map shows: Maximum Temperature (°c) in the afternoon of the day shown.
Map shows: Minimum Temperature (°c) in the morning of the day shown.
Wednesday 22nd December 4:00pm Swell map –
Thursday 23rd December 4:00pm Swell map –


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