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Low pressure over the North Island, colder in the South Island (+6 Maps to Wednesday)

A complex low pressure system is located over the North Island and is heading to the east of the North Island today.

Rain totals in excess of 50 mm are forecast in some coastal part of Gisborne region on Monday and maybe Northern Hawke’s Bay.

Also, Thunderstorms are possible in east coastal part of the North Island on Monday night.

Gusty winds exceeding 80 km/h are likely in coastal parts of Wellington and Marlborough region from Monday morning through noon. Wind peaks ease on Tuesday but it will be still blustery in many North Island coastal areas.

Much of NZ will be covered with a high pressure zone from Tuesday onwards, although we still have some wet weather areas in the mix.

Daytime temperatures are expected to actually be average to above average for the next few days – however, nighttime temperatures are forecast to continue colder than normal with the southern part of the South Island expected to be below freezing on Wednesday.


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