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Wednesday’s national forecast – Northwesterly airflow

A northwesterly airflow brings rain or showers to western regions today, thunderstorms at times for the West Coast. In the east is drier and sunnier with warm temperatures.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Early showers clear then expect sunny spells, the odd shower may linger for Waikato especially in the west. Light northwesterlies.
Highs: 17-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Partly cloudy with showers, especially for Taranaki and Kapiti. Showers become a little more widespread in the evening. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 13-18

Eastern North Island

Early spits of rain clear then sunny, northerly winds.
Highs: 17-20


Occasional spits or showers, sunny spells now and then too. Gusty north to northwesterly winds, strong through Cook Strait.
High: 16

Marlborough & Nelson

Partly cloudy for Nelson and the Sounds with the odd spit or shower spreading from the west, Marlborough is mostly sunny. Breezy north to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17


Sun and some high cloud, rain up in the high country spreading from the west. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-18

West Coast

Rain, occasional heavy falls and thunderstorms possible. North to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-15

Southland & Otago
A mix of sun and cloud, some scattered rain moves into the Lakes District, especially from afternoon. A few spits of rain possible for Southland after midday. Spits of rain possible elsewhere in the evening. Northwesterly winds.
Highs: 10-14


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