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Monday’s national forecast

Mostly cloudy over the whole of New Zealand today and it will be wet and windy is the short answer. There are a few exceptions however and we can get more detailed.

North of Auckland there will be mostly cloudy skies but also a few peaks of sunshine, a few showers moving through at times. Winds will be gusty from the northwest. Rain about Taranaki, the Waikato and western Bay of Plenty where it will be heavy will ease in the morning to a few showers by midday as gusty northeasterlies change northwest, chance of a few sunny spells in these areas in the afternoon also.

Rain for eastern Bay of Plenty with heavy falls developing this morning then easing to showers in the evening as strong northeasterlies change northwest. Rain about the Central North Island eases to showers in the evening as winds change northwest also however it shouldn’t be as heavy, rain may be heavy in the northeast.

Showers will develop about the Manawatu, Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa this morning with gusty northeasterlies, winds change west to northwest at night with showers clearing in Hawkes Bay. Rain develops about East Cape this morning becoming heavy at times with strong northeasterlies then clears at night as winds change northwest. Temperatures today ranging between 13 and 16 degrees for most.

Mostly cloudy along the West Coast of the South lsland with showers at times, long dry periods to especially south of Hokitika and gusty southeasterlies, heavy rain in Fiordland eases early in the morning then gale force southeasterlies develop in the afternoon. Gusty easterlies about Nelson with rain easing for a time in the evening.

Periods of rain in Southland with snow to 500m by evening, southeasterlies increase during the day becoming strong at times later. From Otago through to Marlborough expect light showers or drizzle to have turned to rain by midday, east to southeasterly winds will increase during the day becoming brisk by evening. Rain becoming heavy at times by evening also with snow to 800m in Otago.

Temperatures tomorrow ranging from 9 to 11 degrees from Southland and up the east coast. Low teen temperatures can be expected on the West Coast and about Nelson.

WeatherWatch.co.nz

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