A settled week next week?

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It’s very possible.  But it won’t be all sunshine and warm temperatures either.

Showers look to dampen the last half of the weekend

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It still looks like Sunday and Monday could be pretty wet days for much of New Zealand.

A disturbance moving across the Tasman should bring some showers and maybe even a bit of thunder to the country.

Friday's national forecast

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It should be a lovely day for most of New Zealand today.

Hawkes Bay and Gisborne will likely be a bit showery today thanks to an easterly flow with a bit of a southerly twist. These areas will likely see highs a bit cooler than the rest of the North Island.  Temperatures should top out in the upper teens.

Thursday's national forecast

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The low that was supposed to bring lots of showers to most of the North Island today appears to be taking a detour.

A detour that will take it away from New Zealand and right out to sea.

That means that whilst some rather windy conditions will remain in place, showers will be the exception, not the rule.

Wednesday's national forecast

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A pair of weather systems will bring showers and wind to both islands today.

The South Island will be the first to see showers and wind as a weak disturbance moves from south to north.

A few final thoughts on the summer of 2012

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New Zealand had two different summers this year.  For a handful of Kiwis it was a bright and warm summer.  For most, however, it was cloudy, cool, rainy and just generally un-summer like.

So yesterday we asked you what you thought of the summer 2012.

Tuesday's national forecast

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Unsettled weather is slowly returning to New Zealand.

Summer by the numbers

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How was this summer for you?  Did you like the weather you got?  Here’s a look at a few of the highlights (or low-lights depending on how you look at it).

The week ahead

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The dry weather seen across New Zealand today will quickly be replaced with some decidedly unsettled weather.

For the southern part of the country, that could happen as soon as tomorrow.

Monday's national forecast

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A beautiful Monday is expected across the country.

A large ridge of high pressure will spread over New Zealand today, making for a dry and settled start to the week.