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Monday’s national forecast

Quite unsettled for most of New Zealand today with a low centre east of the country driving in a cold southerly airflow.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers for most of the day, some may become heavy with thunderstorms and hail from afternoon then easing overnight as westerlies change to the south.
Highs: 13-14

Western North Island (including Central North Island)
Showers all day, perhaps a heavy shower with some hail at times also. Some snow lowering to 500m in the evening. Westerlies change to the south in the evening.
Highs: 10-13

Eastern North Island
Mainly sunny. Rain moves into Wairarapa by midday with strengthening southwesterly winds, rain pushes northwards during the afternoon and evening with heavy falls and a chance of hail. Snow lowers to 500m by evening about Wairarapa, 900m about Hawkes Bay.
Highs: 13-18

Wellington
Rain develops this morning (possibly heavy) with southerlies becoming strong, a risk of gales. Snow lowers to 500m in the evening.
High: 11

Marlborough & Nelson
Morning rain with heavy falls possible about Marlborough then easing to showers by midday. Showers clear for most overnight however there may still be a shower or two hanging about eastern coastal fringes. Snow lowers to 400m by evening.
Highs: 12-13

Canterbury
Morning rain with heavy falls possible about North Canterbury then easing to showers by midday. Showers clear for most overnight however there may still be a shower or two hanging about eastern coastal fringes. Snow lowers to 300m.
Highs: 6-8

West Coast
Mainly sunny with morning showers Greymouth northwards clearing, winds from the southeast.
Highs: 10-13

Southland & Otago
Mostly cloudy with cold southwesterlies, the odd shower about also but long dry periods too. The may be a few light snow flurries to about 300m in the morning then gradually lifting during the day, any accumulations will be minimal with most having fallen last night.
Highs: 9-11

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz

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