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Boxing Day is looking wet

The low that was Tropical Cyclone Evan will be making a U-turn over the Tasman Sea today.  That means it will bring more unsettled weather to the country for not only today, but tomorrow as well.

Tomorrow morning the low should be centred just off the west coast of the North Island.  From there, it should be developing showers for the upper and western North Island and the north-western South Island.

As we get into tomorrow afternoon, rain is expected to increase about the upper South Island, with some brief heavy rain possible.

Breezy northerlies will be found about the upper half of the North Island with rain increasing there as well.  Some brief heavy falls will be possible, mainly for the western North Island and East Cape/Gisborne.

As the low makes land fall tomorrow evening, rain is expected to cover the upper quarter of the South Island with some heavy rain possible for Buller and Nelson.

More widespread rain is expected for the North Island.  Heavy rain will be possible about the western North Island from Auckland south to Whanganui.

The low finally dies out over the North Island late Wednesday night and our weather will begin to settle on Thursday.

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By Howard Joseph,


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