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Today much of the country is shrouded in cloud and rain as if it was right on cue for a black Friday the 13th.
Gloomy overhead conditions are likely to prevail for more than 80% of the nation.The highly anticipated rainband is crossing the country with not too many areas remaining untouched by the moist Tasman sea visitor.
Winds are expected to be blustery from the northerly quarter and it appears that many skifields will also be affected by the inclement weather. Snow levels are reasonably high, however in the mainland they are a little lower than their northern counterparts.
A number of rain warnings are in place by the Government forecaster MetService, especially in some northern and western regions.
Low pressure off the North Island’s east coast will today drive in heavy rain to Wairarapa and potentially into Hawke’s…