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Wednesday’s national forecast – Unsettled day ahead (+10 maps)

A cold front passes over the North Island today, westerly quarter winds further south.

Rain or showers for most North Island regions today as a cold front moves through, the South Island has a bit of wet weather too, clearing about Nelson through to Canterbury this morning.

Temperatures are not overly warm today but highs will get into the low to mid twenties for most in the east and about the upper North Island, perhaps late twenties for the eastern North Island.

Northwesterlies gusty or strong about the inner / eastern South Island, also through Cook Strait.

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

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly cloudy, may be a shower. Some rain moves in late morning then eases back to a few showers in the afternoon as northerlies change southwest.
Highs: 21-23

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Morning rain then afternoon sun breaks through, northwesterly winds.
Highs: 18-22

Eastern North Island

Mostly cloudy, a few spits or showers possible about Wairarapa in the morning then further north in the afternoon. Northerlies ease from afternoon about Napier and Gisborne, expect northwesterlies in Wairarapa.
Highs: 23-28


Early rain then mostly sunny, gusty north to northwesterly winds.
High: 19-21

Marlborough & Nelson

Morning rain then sunny, there may be a touch of high cloud at times. Northwesterlies become gusty in the afternoon then ease overnight.
Highs: 21-24


Some morning rain then becoming mostly sunny, northwesterlies become strong at times from afternoon.
Highs: 18-23

West Coast

Showers, mostly cloudy but brief sun may break through at times for North Westland. Breezy northwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-18

Southland & Otago
Rain, possibly heavy then easing from afternoon. Rain may become heavy again about Southland this evening. Gusty westerly quarter winds, strong to gale about the coast.
Highs: 14-18


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