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Heavy rain in parts on Saturday

A low presure system and accompanying front continues to influence the weather across the country to start the weekend, as we’ve seen in the South Island in the past 48 hours.
That means more heavy rain and even more snow in parts on Saturday.

Heavy rain looks like affecting western parts of the North Island in particular, while moving away from the West Coast of the South Island after morning showers and cloud clear.

For the rest of the South Island, it’s looking generally calmer, though another front will move through onto the lower South Island in the morning, bringing a few showers and some snow down to around 300m. 
This front then passes northwards up the east coast of the South Island in the late afternoon or evening, bringing a few showers along the way – and once again a few snow flurries (but to high levels).

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell

– Photo: Mike Stead


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