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Monday’s national forecast

A wintry day is expected over much of the South Island today as very chilly sou’ westers but it won’t be wet everywhere, just nippy for many.

Temperatures will struggle to top double figures in the south with the snow level quite low initially but rising throughout the day as skies brighten. The windchill factor will make the temperatures feel closer to zero though if not a little lower for exposed higher areas.

The worst of the weather appears to be out west and in the deep south but east coasters will also cop a bit of activity as well as the front barrells northwards laer today.

Over the North Island it’s not all smelling of roses either but it’s not expected to be so action packed.It will still be changeable initially but Its turn will come for eastern areas tomorrow and also central parts with the highest part of the Desert road in for a flurry ot two.

Yesterday the winds certainly picked up about Wellington and Wairarapa but southerlies are likely to push in tomorrow.

The North Island does certainly seem to have a better day today on the cards compared to the South Island but tomorrow the cold will be more noticeable as it moves on through with a southerly wind change.

Story by WeatherWatch Analyst R.Green



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