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Monday’s national forecast

Certainly not a summers day in the far south of New Zealand today, Invercargill and Dunedin for example are not likely to break 12 to 14 degrees respectively. So certainly a cold one. The culprit is a strong southwesterly airflow that lies over the country, it’s air originating deep down from the Southern Ocean.

Mostly sunny with westerly breezes, a few showers develop in the evening as winds change southwest. Showers ease around midnight with the odd one remaining.
Highs: 23-25

Bay Of Islands

Mostly sunny with westerly breezes, a few showers develop later in the
evening or around midnight as winds change southwest.
High: 24


Areas of cloud this morning with westerly breezes increasing, a few showers
move through mid afternoon onwards and winds change southwest by evening with
showers then having mostly cleared. There is the chance the odd one may remain
Highs: 22-23

Central North Island, Lake Taupo, Waikato
& Bay Of Plenty

Some rain moves into the Central North Island this morning then further
north just after midday, clearing in behind as the rain moves north.
Northwesterlies change westerly this afternoon.
Highs: 21-24

Eastern North Island

Breezy northwesterlies tending a little more westerly this afternoon,
mostly sunny weather although expect some cloud about the Wairarapa for a time
this morning then after midday further north.
Highs: 24-27

Western North Island

Morning rain clears then the odd sunny spells starts to sneak through, the
odd shower possible again in the afternoon however. Brisk west to northwest
Highs: 19-20


Some morning cloud with strong northwesterlies, mostly sunny from midday
with northwesterlies easing possibly tending southerly for a brief time.
Highs: 19-20

Nelson &

Some morning cloud possible with westerly winds,
mostly sunny otherwise with southwesterlies from midday.

Highs: 20-21


Northwesterly winds, brisk at times change southwest late afternoon. Mostly
sunny although there may be some morning high cloud.
High: 23


A southwest wind change early this morning brings some cloud and a few
brief showers, cloudy periods for the afternoon and evening with southerlies
easing and the odd shower still possible but expect long dry spells too.
Highs: 16-18

West Coast

Showers with brisk west to southwest winds, showers may thin out a little
in the afternoon with dry periods moving in.
High: 16

Coastal Otago

Strong southwesterlies, gale force at times about the coast itself. Cloudy
periods with the odd shower too, mainly south of about Dunedin. There could be
some small hail about at times also.
High: 14

Central Otago

Showers clear this morning with a few sunny spells this afternoon, about
southeastern parts of Central Otago showers continue for much of the day
however. Fresh west to southwest breezes.
High: 13


Showers with strong westerly winds, there may be some small hail about this
High: 12

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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