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Wednesday’s national forecast – WSW airflow continues

A west to southwesterly airflow continues over New Zealand today bringing showers or rain in the west and about the far south, dry in the east.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Occasional showers, more frequent in the morning, and more so in the west, eastern areas like Bay Of Plenty have a mainly dry day with sunny spells. Showers ease further in the evening with only a few remaining in the west. Gusty west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 15-17

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Cloudy areas and occasional showers, south of about Palmerston North conditions may be drier with more frequent sunny spells. Strong west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 8-16

Eastern North Island

Mostly sunny with gusty westerly winds.
Highs: 15-18


Mostly sunny, there may be some cloud at times. Breezy northwesterly winds, gusty in the morning.
Highs: 14-15

Marlborough & Nelson

Sunny with breezy westerly winds.
Highs: 13-15


Mostly sunny, frosty inland to start. Some coastal cloud possible in the afternoon, clearing evening. Westerly winds.
Highs: 7-15

West Coast

Showers, snow flurries above 800m, possibly as low as 500m for Fiordland in the morning then lifting during the day. Gusty southwesterly winds.
Highs: 7-13

Southland & Otago
Showers with gusty west to southwest winds, gales about the coast, winds easing in the evening and showers becoming more restricted to Southland. Northern parts of Otago may only see the odd shower at times during the day. Snow to 400m in the morning then gradually lifting.
Highs: 7-11


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