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Monday’s national forecast

Morning showers ease across most of the North Island in the west however continue during the day in some areas becoming scattered, the odd sunny break too especially north of Auckland with brisk southwesterlies. In the evening another band of showers moves onto western areas, a few of these showers could be heavy especially about Taranaki through to the Kapiti Coast where thunderstorms are likely with hail.

On the east coast about Gisborne south through to the Wairarapa expect thick high cloud with light winds, the odd spot of rain possible at times any of which clear in the afternoon with sunnier weather developing with warm temperatures. Brief morning showers clear about Wellington with sunnier weather developing after cloud clears. Generally sunny in the afternoon with northwest breezes, later in the evening however there is the chance of a few showers spreading from the west and even the chance of a thunderstorm in those showers.

Showers for the West Coast of the South Island heavy and thundery at times with hail, northerlies change more west to southwest later in the afternoon with showers gradually easing. Showers for Southland spread into Otago around midday, a few of those showers may be heavy and thundery with some hail. Showers possibly heavy and thundery with hail move into Canterbury mid to late afternoon after a sunny start to the day, cold southwesterlies develop.

Sunny in Marlborough with northwesterly breezes and mild temperatures, in the evening showers possibly heavy and thundery may affect the outer sounds. Southwesterlies develop later at night in all areas with some cloud and a few showers mainly on the coast. Mostly sunny in Nelson with light winds, westerlies freshen in the evening with a few showers spreading from the west any of which clear at night.

16 to 17 degrees for most of the North Island today, temperatures of 18 and 19 on the east coast. 13 to 14 for the West Coast of the South Island, Southland and Otago. A 17 degree high in store for Canterbury before the southwest change, 18 to 19 for Marlborough. 17 for Nelson.


sw on 1/10/2012 2:27am

The Skies have turned to the usual blackness,SW have arrived,whistling and Rain has begun.The pine needles are like darts randomly landing everywhere…terrible wind direction (here).

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