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Monday’s national forecast

She’s a wet one across the North Island today.

Strong northerly winds in most areas gale force about the coast in the west north of Taranaki, rain in most places also heavy about Taranaki north through to Auckland then easing to showers by late afternoon as winds change west to southwest. Showers clearing later at night.

To start in the morning conditions may be dry about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne with gusty north to northwesterly winds, showers could spread off the ranges at times however. Temperatures for most around the mid teens however up to 17 or 18 on parts of the east coast and in Northland before the change moves through.

Cloudy on the West Coast today with showers and westerlies, showers easing in the evening as a south to southwesterly wind change moves through. North of Greymouth showers should clear at night. Some rain about the top of the South Island in the morning with northerlies however clearing in the afternoon as winds tend west to southwest.

Canterbury and Otago will experience sunny weather with a little high cloud and light winds, southwesterlies move north starting in Otago from late afternoon bringing a period of showers. Sunny areas and some cloud in Southland with northwesterly breezes, that southwest change moves in mid afternoon however bringing showers. Low teen high’s expected about Southland and on the West Coast, mid teens elsewhere perhaps evening getting to 16 or 17 in Canterbury in the afternoon.


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