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Low to cross North Island overnight

A low which developed in the Tasman Sea on Sunday will tonight move across the North Island bringing rain and strong winds to many northern regions.

Conditions have started to deteriorate over a number of regions this morning with light showers and drizzle moving in to the North Island’s west coast.  Winds have also started to rise.

The warmest air is likely to arrive later today or tonight meaning temperatures may not soar too high today but are likely to remain quite high overnight.  WeatherWatch predicts Auckland will hover around the 16 or 17 degree mark all night tonight.

The centre of the low is likely to cross over northern Taranaki in the early hours of Wednesday then Hawkes Bay around noon tomorrow.

A change to cooler southerlies is likely to briefly return to the North Island with winds easing in the South Island.  

Southland, which had hail yesterday, should see a brief break in the wintry weather tomorrow.


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