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Wednesday’s national forecast – Showers in the west (+8 maps)

A west to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today.

Most western regions and about the far south of the South Island will see rain or showers today, in the east it’s dry otherwise.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Cloudy areas and occasional showers, Bay Of Plenty is looking drier but a shower may sneak into western parts of the region at times. Breezy southwesterly winds ease in the evening.
Highs: 17-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Mostly cloudy with occasional showers, dry spells starting to become a little more frequent from afternoon. Blustery westerly winds strong about the coast. Winds tend more southwest about Taranaki. Winds ease evening.
Highs: 13-18

Eastern North Island

Sunny, breezy westerlies ease in the evening.
Highs: 18-20


Mostly sunny, breezy northwesterlies ease in the evening.
Highs: 17-18

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny, there may be some cloud for Nelson especially morning. Westerlies for Marlborough, winds tend more southwest for Nelson.
Highs: 16-19


Sunny areas and some high cloud, west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

West Coast

Morning rain eases to showers, rain may not ease about Fiordland till afternoon, southwesterly winds.
Highs: 11-14

Southland & Otago
Showers turn to rain in the morning for Southland and coastal Otago up to about Dunedin, easing back to showers late afternoon. Southern parts of Otago sees showers at times, further north it’s dry with mostly cloudy skies. Conditions become mainly dry in the evening for all. Gusty west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 12-15

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