A nice day is in progress across New Zealand...

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High pressure is doing its best to give us a settled day.  But with a few things working against it, the result is wind and clouds and even a few spits of rain.

Auckland will continue to see clouds and wind today.  A few peeks of sun are likely.  Rain is not.

Sunday's national forecast

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It is shaping up to be a beautiful day across the North Island.  The South Island may not be quite so lucky.

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Next week could be summery, sort of.

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When you have a summer like we are having, I guess you take your dry days when you can get them.

The confusing season continues

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The final days of January

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Or is it July?

So how cold was it where you are?  Did you need extra blankets?  Did you have to light a fire?  Break out your mittens yet?

It seems like it was just about a week ago I was asking similar questions.

Saturday's national forecast

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Our cold snap is already starting to fade.  Although it many not feel like it just yet.  Temperatures this morning are on the chilly side, to say the least.

Many inland folks are waking up to single digit temperatures.  Some isolated below zero temps wouldn't be a surprise either.

Tropical rain clouds heading south - will NZ be hit next?

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Deadly slips and flooding continue to affect Fiji while Queensland and now New South Wales are facing torrential rain as tropical and sub-tropical rain makers start to head south. says conditions have stepped up significantly in the past two weeks across the tropics and now it's heading further south, closer to New Zealand.

Friday's national forecast

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A cold front will continue to move across the nation today.

That means chilly air, rain and wind will dominate most of the forecasts for this Friday.  Fortunately though, Saturday is looking a bit brighter.

Thursday's national forecast

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Get ready for another shot of cold, wind and rain.

Most of New Zealand will miss out on that stuff today.  But by tonight the deep south of South Island should be feeling it's full effects.  The wet and blustery conditions will then spread over the country on Friday.

Tourists evacuated from Fiji resort

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New Zealanders in a flood-ridden area of Fiji have been evacuated from their resort on Denarau Island by helicopter.

The tourist complex built on an artificial set of islands was evacuated after growing concern for the area by officials.