Next few days: Rainy weather coming for West Coasters, even Canterbury (+3 Maps)

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Rainy days are coming to the West Coast from today and it may last until Thursday after a dry hot spell of weather there recently

While many parts of the country were dealing with the deep low the West Coast was sunny and hot and closer to 30 degrees.

Today and Tuesday rain will mostly concentrate on the West Coast. The east part of the South Island will be dry, with rain blocked by the Southern Alps. 

But from Wednesday the front may bring locally heavy rainfall and wide areas of lighter scattered rain into the South Island's east, including Christchurch.