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Wednesday’s national forecast – Showers move in for eastern regions

A southwesterly airflow continues over the country today but there is a slightly more southerly kink to the flow about to move through this afternoon bringing thickening cloud and showers into eastern regions.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Partly cloudy with occasional showers, Bay Of Plenty has a mainly sunny day. Southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-19

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Partly cloudy, the odd shower, westerlies change southeast in the evening.
Highs: 11-17

Eastern North Island

Mainly sunny, light winds change to the southwest in the afternoon with cloud gradually increasing. Late afternoon showers move into Wairarapa then further north in the evening.
Highs: 17-19


Mostly sunny, southerlies freshen from afternoon with cloud increasing, showers develop evening.
Highs: 16-17

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny then showers develop late afternoon or evening as southeasterlies freshen. A few snow flurries to 700m overnight for Marlborough.
Highs: 15-17


Sunny then cloud starts to increase from late morning as southwesterlies freshen, late afternoon or evening showers with a few light snow flurries lowering to 400m overnight. Parts of South Canterbury especially inland stay mainly dry.
Highs: 11-16

West Coast

Occasional showers, clearing in the morning for South Westland with sun increasing, showers ease from afternoon further north then clearing evening. Southwesterlies tend easterly later on.
Highs: 12-15

Southland & Otago
Occasional showers for Southland and coastal Otago, a few light snow flurries lowering down to 400m, clearing around midnight. Central Otago is drier but a few showers still move through in the afternoon. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds ease later in the day.
Highs: 11-13


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