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Conditions improving for most

Skies are clearing and winds are easing across New Zealand today as a high gently moves in from the Tasman Sea.

Latest satellite images clearly show a front breaking apart as it heads north across the South Island and is likely to die as it reaches Cook Strait.

WeatherWatch.co.nz is receiving many comments about spring arriving earlier than last year in some areas but not everyone feels this way.  Some areas are still cold and showery with recent comments from Taranaki, Wanganui and Southland.

As of 10am most places in the North Island are between 9 and 12 degrees with skies clearing further in Northland and Auckland.

The South Island is cooler with highs between 4 and 8 mostly but things are warming up.  Expect a couple of settled, mild, days with cooler nights.

Comments

Diana on 4/08/2009 11:03pm

Band or heavy showers and strong winds hit the Manawatu last evening from 10 pm through to 4 am before the front left.

This morning has seen a cool breeze cloudy skies with the odd patches of blue and fine weather and no rain.

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