A few spits for a few spots

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Strong high pressure continues to control our weather today.  But, not everyone will have a dry and settled day.

Thanks to the onshore flow created by the circulation around the high, a few areas will likely see a few spits of light precipitation.

Amazing Photo: "UFO" cloud near Whenuapai airbase

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Unstable weather conditions crossed Auckland city Sunday afternoon leading to one reader to capture this unusual cloud formation.

Whenuapai resident Charmaine Featherstone wrote on's page around 5:30pm to say "Looked out the window about 1/2 hour ago and saw this..."

Heavy rain slows Welly roads, Fog slows ChCh skies

Wellington has been drenched by heavy rain while heavy fog has caused delays at Christchurch Airport this morning.

A low which was sitting to the west of the South Island over the weekend is now making its way over the North Island, bringing heavy showers to much of the lower North Island.

Thunderstorms could erupt in parts of the east

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As the Tasman low finally moves across the country today, it could spark a few thunderstorms.  The best chance will about Hawkes Bay during the late morning and early afternoon.  A few thunderstorms are also possible further south into Wairarapa, but the chances are lower.  Any thunderstorms that do develop could produce brief heavy falls with rainfall rates up to 15mm/hr. 

Thunderstorm and heavy rain threat

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Heavy rain remains a threat for a few areas around New Zealand today.

Sunday's national forecast

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Low pressure over the Tasman Sea will bring another day of unsettled weather to the country.

Sunday will be unsettled for most

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The low tracking slowly across the Tasman will still be to our west tomorrow.  That means another day of clouds, wind and rain.

Are you hearing howling winds today?

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I don’t know what it’s like at your place, but here in the western Waikato we had some shaking going on early this afternoon.

And it wasn't an earthquake.

Saturday's national forecast

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Low pressure will shaking up our weekend weather.  This system still looks to be a fairly quick-moving system and is unlikely to produce widespread severe weather.  However, we will be keeping an eye on a few places today.

Wind and rain return to parts of the SI

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Much of New Zealand can expect a settled Friday.  However, parts of the South Island could see some heavy rain before the day is over.