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Another unsettled long weekend, sun in the mix too

With Anzac Day falling on Friday many New Zealanders will be enjoying a second long weekend in a row – but the forecast once again looks unsettled.

A slow moving front is expected to stall over some parts of the country, or be slow moving, bringing areas of rain – with the potential for some heavy falls too.  Rain is once again expected in regions that have been particularly dry this year – such as western areas of the North Island.

As for dawn ceremonies on Friday, weather conditions at this stage look dry in many places, but rain or showers may affect some North Island areas, partcularly from Wellington to Waikato.

Check out the rain maps at to see where the rain is most likely.

As Friday continues rain is expected to become more widespread in western areas of both islands – but it is possible that northern New Zealand (Auckland northwards) may be dry until Saturday – but then a slow moving front may move in from the west, with the chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Sunday sees some rain potential at both the northern and southern ends of our nation – so once again keep up to date with the rain maps and main centre forecasts at over the coming days – the forecasts might change a little due to the very slow nature of the predicted incoming rain.

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