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Monday’s national forecast

A front moves northwards over the North Island today while a gusty westerly airflow lies over the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mostly cloudy, some rain develops around midday then clears this evening as northwesterly winds change southwest. There may be a heavy fall and isolated thunderstorm this afternoon about Northland, a lesser chance further south.
Highs: 20-24

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Rain, clearing around midday then becoming mostly sunny late afternoon. Breezy west to northwesterly winds, changing southwest this afternoon about Taranaki.
Highs: 18-19

Eastern North Island

Thick high cloud, some rain passes through the Wairarapa this morning then further north this afternoon. West to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 24-26


Early rain clears then cloud breaking away to a mostly sunny afternoon, northwesterly winds.
High: 19

Marlborough & Nelson

High cloud clearing to a mostly sunny afternoon, west to northwesterly winds.
Highs: 21-23


Sunny with west to northwesterly winds, picking up a little after midday.
Highs: 22-23

West Coast

Cloudy areas and the odd shower, more so about South Westland. Becoming dry for most by evening. Southwesterlies.
Highs: 15-17

Southland & Otago

Mostly cloudy about Southland with a few showers, mainly afternoon and early evening. Strong to gale westerly winds. Otago has a mix of sun and cloud, chance of a shower otherwise mainly dry, winds gusty from the west midday onwards.
Highs: 12-18

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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