Wednesday's national forecast

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Plenty of rain and showers will be seen across the country today.

A warning on those warnings

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If the public are to understand severe weather events better, they're going to need more education as well as some fine-tuning of forecasters' weather warnings.

The Government, through your taxes, funds MetService to provide weather warnings, watches and thunderstorm warnings, watches and outlooks.

Incoming rain may be hit and miss for some

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Some parts of the country are getting incredibly dry - not the usual news you hear as we head into the second week of May. However rain clouds are building thanks to a low in the Tasman Sea which has sub-tropical connections, but while heavy downpours are likely - the rain may not be widespread.

Supermoon Sunday

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How is your view of tonight’s Supermoon?  If you have taken any pictures we would love to see them.

Here are is a shot from the Waikato near Te Awamutu.  This was taken just after 5:25 this evening.

A sunny Sunday for most.

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Clouds have started to move in about Northland.  Derek from Whangarei says that they have lost their sunny weather this morning to some cloud and a few showers.

So how are things by you on this Sunday?

Photo by CM Kong


Looking ahead

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Some rather unsettled days are on the way for this upcoming week.

Monday should be another quiet one for much of the country.

But on Tuesday, that ridge of high pressure will move far enough way to open the door for a Tasmanian low to move toward New Zealand.

Sunday's national forecast

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Another quiet weather day is expected for today.

Mum's Day could be a bit wet for parts of NZ

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A low is expected to make its way across the Tasman Sea toward New Zealand next weekend.

A few showers will be possible for Gisborne and Hawkes Bay on Saturday, but otherwise the weekend should start off dry.

High will give super view of "Supermoon"

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This weekend’s “Supermoon” should be easy to view from anywhere in the country thanks to the big ridge of high pressure.

The high that has been keeping our weather dry, settled and a bit chilly should provide some clear to partly cloudy skies when the Supermoon rises late tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday's national forecast

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Most of the nation should see a dry day ahead and Saturday sport shouldn't be affected by the weather however some cloud and a few showers could pop up in eastern parts and that's mainly about Gisborne but low cloud and patchy drizzle could lurk further afield over eastern coastlines.