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A peaceful ending to March

It’s looking like a fairly sunny week for more than two thirds of the country this week and although cool nights might be on the way, very pleasant daytime highs are also likely.

The last full week of March continues a relatively quiet month weather wise and although the next 5 days looks quite settled, there are always exceptions.

Today a southerly continues to blow along eastern areas, delivering a few showers and accompanied by cool temperatures. Tomorrow it should mainly affect the eastern areas of the North Island and then peter out mid week.

Later in the week, a visitor from the Tasman sea is appearing to bring some moisture to Fiordland on Thursday. This is likely to continue into Friday but spread further north and also into Southland and Otago, plus some showers from New Plymouth to Wellington are a possibility.
By then however, eastern areas will be warming up and at this point, a nor’ wester could start to make an impact.

So to sum up, a fairly settled week for many areas with eastern areas seeing some showers today from Gisborne through to North Otago( and perhaps one or 2 in central regions too) and by Friday, some western and southern areas are likely to see some liquid sunshine. 


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