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A light, mild, westerly flow dominates New Zealand this week (+4 Maps)

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Westerly winds will prevail over the country on Monday, creating quite a contrast between the showery, wet, west and dry, sunny, east. In fact in the South Island rain will be persistent rain along the western side for the rest of today. The amount is not likely to be too high nor will it be too heavy.


Weather Video: Second half of the school holidays has good and bad news

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We’re in the second week of the school hols and the forecast is looking fairly good with some positives and some negatives. We’ll start with the bad news and that’s that more showers are in the forecast for western areas.


Second half of July shaping up to be warmer than average - WeatherWatch.co.nz

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Milder air flows may lock in a warmer than average second half to July according to WeatherWatch.co.nz forecasters with temperatures a few to several degrees above average at times.


Rainfall precipitation Maps (x2) for Sunday/Monday

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A low in the Tasman Sea and a departing high will encourage a windy north to north east flow on Sunday and with it will be some pockets of heavy rain.


Sunday's national forecast

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Nor'east winds pick up nationwide and become a little strong in some exposed places. A narrow but heavy band of rain slides south and eastwards over the North Island. 


A burst of NE winds and rain for most regions, we break it down over 11 MAPS

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As a big high pressure system is slowly drifting off New Zealand a large developing low in the Tasman Sea moves in behind it - creating a "squash zone" of increasing north to north east winds nationwide and a period of rain with isolated heavy falls.


Weather Video: High slinks away, wind and rain creeps in

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High pressure is drifting away but will bring at least another 24 hours of mainly settled weather across New Zealand with the chance of more fog patches on Saturday morning - but a developing nor’east means a change is happening.


Weather Video: Big high crosses NZ but strong & wet nor’easters by Sunday & Monday

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A very large area of high pressure is crossing New Zealand for today and Friday and to some degree Saturday too. It will bring mainly calm, dry, weather but a few remaining showers continue in some coastal areas.

It will be a cold night tonight with frosts in the South Island and perhaps some in the north.


Settled few days before a rough Sunday/Monday (+5 Infographics)

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A large high is in control of New Zealand's weather for the next few days bringing mainly settled, sunny, weather. Light winds means some heavier frosts tonight, especially through the South Island interior.


Milder winds coming this weekend and next week - good for pasture growth

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It's a bit odd to be talking positively of pasture growth in the depths of winter but that may be the likely result of the incoming weather pattern as July shifts from a cold start to a milder middle.