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Monday looking mainly settled although a front lurks in the far south

After what has been an eventful day weather wise around the country with thunderstorms, tornadoes and large hail in Canterbury, also the strong winds in Auckland; tomorrow will seem a lot more settled.

A ridge will lie over the North Island extending out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea, conditions will be mostly sunny with southerly winds easing away for most in the morning then expect afternoon sea breezes. Wellington sees a northerly pick up in the afternoon however becoming strong at times. Temperatures are looking to be upwards of 24 degrees for Auckland and Hamilton, 23 in Tauranga and down to 19 or 20 degrees for Wellington.

For the South Island it will be a bit chilly to start the day for some regions, especially in the east. The weather
will be mostly sunny though from Nelson down through to Canterbury, light winds tending easterly or northeasterly. In the afternoon northwesterlies push into
Marlborough and then into coastal Canterbury late afternoon. Temperatures will
range from 22 to 25 degrees for these regions.

The West Coast of the South Island may see a few sunny spells about this morning but skies will start
to cloud up again as a westerly flow increases ahead of a front moving in south
of the country. The odd shower or drizzle patch about Fiordland moves north late
afternoon and evening, rain then pushes in overnight. Temperatures on the coast
are looking to be around 16 to 17 degrees.

For Southland expect mostly sunny weather and northwesterly winds with a little high cloud, a strong wets to southwest
change pushes in mid afternoon bringing some rain. Otago starts the day
well however high cloud then builds with northwesterly winds, the front that
pushed into Southland mid afternoon moves into Otago by evening bringing a
period of showers which clear at night. Invercargill should peak at around 19 to
20 degrees before the change moves through, coastal Otago a little higher on 22
or 23 degrees before the change moves in during the evening.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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