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Wednesday’s national forecast – Settled with high pressure (+12 maps)

A large high covers New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather.

Mainly dry today but there could be a light shower or drizzle patch for some in the east. No strong winds today and temperatures in the high teens or early twenties for most.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, light southwesterlies. Cloud may thicken up about Bay Of Plenty in the evening bringing the odd light shower. Afternoon northeasterlies for the Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 22-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly sunny, light winds tend onshore (sea breeze) in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-22

Eastern North Island

Cloudy areas with a shower or two, light southwesterlies tend to the east in the afternoon. Not tending easterly about Gisborne till evening.
Highs: 20-21


Mostly sunny, southeasterlies.
Highs: 19-21

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny, afternoon easterlies for Marlborough, afternoon northerlies for Nelson.
Highs: 19-21


A mix of sun and cloudy areas, chance of a drizzle patch or light shower otherwise mainly dry. Light winds tend east to northeast in the afternoon.
Highs: 17-20

West Coast

Mostly sunny, there may be some cloud morning and night. Light winds tend to the west in the afternoon.
Highs: 18-22

Southland & Otago
Morning cloud (risk of a shower for Southland) then sunny spells. Central Otago has morning cloud then mostly sunny. Light winds tend west to southwest for Southland in the afternoon, afternoon east to northeast winds about coastal Otago.
Highs: 16-21

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