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Monday’s national forecast

A mix of cloudy and sunny areas for most in the North Island today, expect the odd shower at times also, west to southwesterly breezes in all regions. About western Taranaki, the Waikato, Central North Island and western Bay of Plenty expect heavy rain in the morning then easing in the afternoon to showers.

Heavy rain develops about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne during late morning then eases to showers in the evening as winds change southwest. High cloud and dry to start in Wellington and Wairarapa however a few showers from afternoon more so in Wairarapa.

Sunny with some cloud about the top of the South Island, light winds. High cloud along the West Coast, it should remain dry with light winds. Cloudy about Kaikoura with westerlies. Rain in Canterbury heavy at times easing from afternoon, gusty southwesterlies ease later in the evening.

Cloudy about Otago with a few drizzle patches this morning, the odd heavier shower from afternoon as southerlies pick up a little mainly in the east. Cloudy in Southland with the odd drizzle patch possible, perhaps a slightly heavier shower mainly in the east in the evening for a time.

Snow above 700m in Canterbury and Otago.

Mild north of Waikato, about Bay of Plenty and Gisborne today with 16 to 17 degree temperatures likely. 14 to 15 in most other regions however some Central North Island areas may only get into the low teens.

13 to 14 degree high’s in most western and northern areas of the South Island today, colder in Southland, Otago and Canterbury however with 10 to 11 degree high’s more likely.


LM on 13/08/2012 1:55am

Cloudy with the odd drizzle patch should be the forecast that metservice has for Invercargill. (with the odd sunny spell) Not sure where they get ‘periods of rain’ from. It’s almost like nobody has bothered to change it for the last 24 hours.

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