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Cold start to the week, then looking ahead

The start to this week will certainly be a cold one today but things will improve on Tuesday after quite a frosty morning for many sheltered areas. The airflow on Wednesday increases from the northwest before a front which moves through on Thursday, conditions gradually clearing up on Friday.

For today’s weather check out this mornings national forecast here.

Across most of the North Island on Tuesday conditions are sunny with light winds, southwesterlies die away in the east during the morning. North to northwesterly winds build about Wellington from afternoon then some evening cloud moves in.
Frosty to start for many sheltered areas. In the South Island a northwesterly
airflow builds for most although it will be a cold start with frosts likely
especially for inland areas, sunny in the east with some high cloud spreading
north during the day. Out west expect increasing cloud with drizzle about
Fiordland from evening then rain overnight.

Sunny with light winds tending westerly in the afternoon for the upper North Island on Wednesday, cloud
builds in the west for the lower North Island with increasing northwesterlies.
Sunny with some high cloud out east, northwesterlies freshen with mild
temperatures. Strong northwesterlies for Wellington with cloudy spells, gales at

Strong northwesterlies for the whole of the South Island on Wednesday, gusts to gale force at times in eastern areas. Expect plenty of high cloud. In the west skies are cloudy with showers and rain about Fiordland, rain
spreads north in the evening. Southland is dry for most of the day with high
cloud, an overnight southwest change brings showers.

Northwesterlies across the North Island on Thursday, dry out east with high cloud, patchy rain
out west from morning. A southwest change moves through in the evening bringing
some rain in the west for a time then clearing by midnight, rain hangs about
Northland into the night however. For the east coast showers develop in the
evening. In the South Island southwesterlies spread across the island in the
morning, rain out west eases to showers early on then clears to a mostly sunny
afternoon. Along the east coast expect cloudy periods and patchy showers
developing in the morning then clearing evening.

Finally for the end of the week expect sunny weather for the West Coast of the South Island, sunny
spells increase elsewhere with mainly light winds although expect westerlies for
Southland. The North Island is mostly sunny for the lower half with light winds,
about Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, Bay Of Plenty and Northland however some lingering
cloud may deliver the odd shower.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – 


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