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An early glance at Election Day

Voter turnout for this years rollercoaster election could be high predicts if the long range weather forecast remains in place.

The prediction for next Saturday, November 26th, hasn’t changed for a number of days with a large high expected north of New Zealand and a building nor’wester over the South Island.

Rain may spread up the West Coast with possible late showers in Southland. 

But the overall picture is for dry, warm, weather across most main centres of New Zealand, particularly eastern and northern areas.

Sunnier weather signals higher voter turn out – but with this election dramatically changing shape with every 24 hours it’s hard to know if higher voter numbers will favour any party.

We’ll have a more in-depth look next week at how the weather can affect voter turn out and which political parties can benefit from wet and stormy weather.  We’ll also update you early next week on the likely weather conditions for November 26th.

– Homepage image / File, Gavin Smith



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