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Sunday's national forecast

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A wet day is on the way for the western South Island today.  A front will move very slowly onshore and combine with plenty of moisture to keep rain going throughout the day for the West Coast and Nelson.  Heavy rain is also possible.


Father's Day forecast

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A spring-like front will get snarled as it tries to move across the country tomorrow thanks to a big ridge of high pressure off to our northeast.


Has spring sprung for you?

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It’s the first day of spring, although it actually seems like it started a few weeks ago.  Of course, as Head Analyst Phil Duncan talked about this morning, still others will say it doesn’t start for 3 more weeks.

But what really counts is; Does it FEEL like spring?


Saturday's national forecast

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A settled Saturday is expected for most of the country.

A mix of clouds and sun is expected for most of the North Island as we go throughout the day.  Northeasterlies will pick up during the afternoon about the northern regions.  Northwesterlies are expected for Wellington.


Weather Video: The first official weekend of spring + Isaac latest

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Philip Duncan and nzherald.co.nz bring you a detailed forecast for the first official weekend of spring - and also a look at early next week.

We also touch base with what's happening in the US as Isaac's deadly path continues and more hurricanes are named today in the Atlantic Ocean and eastern Pacific.


Antarctic ice may hide huge methane menace

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The melting of Antarctic ice could release huge amounts of greenhouse gas trapped under the continent's surface - creating a feedback loop that would accelerate climate change.


A few settled days this week

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Today is getting off to rather wet start for many Kiwis.  Rain has already spread over the top of the North Island, extending along the west coast to Taranaki and then down to the north-western corner of the South Island.


A wet start to the week

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A front will drift from west to east across the country tomorrow, bringing plenty of rain with it. 


Wrapping up August

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There’s no easy way to summarize the end of August except to say; it will be changeable. 

Rain will fall on the Mainland’s West Coast and Nelson today.  A few chances for showers will pop up about the Bay of Plenty as well.


Most Cantabs are basking in the country's warmest temps

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As of 1:00pm today, Christchurch and Darfield reported a temperature of 20.  Those were the hottest spots in all of New Zealand.  They were also the sunniest.