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Monday’s national forecast

Yesterday saw changeable skies across much of the country and plenty of wind in places too. Today looks like a similar sort of day but cooler temperatures across the south are expected and the winds shouldn’t be so blustery overall.

The last Monday is May is giving a taste of winter over parts of the Mainland and although across the North Island it maybe a little warmer, rain or showers are expected for many but a gradual easing should move in from the west either throughout today and across eastern areas tonight.

The chill in the far south should see snow fall about the high country to quite low levels as the southerly continues to hammer away and temepartures are likely to feel much colder than the eight or nine degrees expected. The windchill factor could make it feel closer to zero in places.

“Yesterday morning was unusual in Christchurch with a period of heavy showers which cleared quite quickly to a sunny and warm afternoon although pretty windy in places” says weather analyst Richard Green.
” Today the Garden City will be cooler with probably some showers later with a nippy southerly picking up for a time”.

Warmest temperatures are set to be across the north with rain easing in northern and western districts making it a bit more comfortable but believes showers could tap away throughout the day from Northland down to Manawatu.


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