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Monday’s national forecast

A ridge lies over the upper North Island today while northwesterlies strengthen over the rest of New Zealand. A front moves onto the lower South Island later this afternoon / evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

Mainly sunny with light west to southwesterly winds. Afternoon sea breezes for eastern Northland and Bay Of Plenty.
Highs: 26-30

Western North Island (including Central North Island)

Sunny areas and increasing cloud, west to northwesterly winds freshen from afternoon. Late evening or overnight drizzle.
Highs: 21-27

Eastern North Island

Sunny with northwesterly breezes, some high cloud possible. Hot!
Highs: 30-35


Thickening high cloud, overnight showers. Strengthening northwesterly winds, late gales.
High: 20

Marlborough & Nelson

Mostly sunny with some high cloud, thickening from afternoon. Overnight rain possible. North to northwesterly winds strengthen.
Highs: 24-30


Increasing high cloud with breezy northwesterly winds, an overnight southerly change brings showers.
Highs: 29-31

West Coast

Cloudy, rain moves into Fiordland this morning with heavy falls reaching North Westland in the evening. Northerlies freshen then changing southwest overnight.
Highs: 19-21

Southland & Otago

Thick high cloud, afternoon rain as breezy northwesterly winds change southwest. Rain clears in the evening.
Highs: 23-29

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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