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Monday’s national forecast

A low pressure system west of the North Island draws in an easterly airflow bringing some wet weather although the southwestern corner of the North Island is dry at times. Meanwhile the South Island under a ridge is mainly dry, perhaps a light shower or two for Marlborough.

North Island
Showers, rain about Northland with heavy falls spreads southwards over the upper North Island during the day reaching the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty this evening. Rain may be very heavy in some spots bringing a chance of flooding. Conditions will ease overnight. Winds breezy from the east tending to the north or northeast later in the day.

Rain for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne easing to showers in the afternoon then picking up again overnight, patchy showers about Wairarapa for most of the day then rain moves in overnight. Morning showers clear from Taranaki through to Kapiti, staying mostly cloudy then overnight rain moves in. Winds from the east.

South Island
Mostly cloudy about Nelson and Marlborough, there may be a light shower or two for Marlborough at times. The rest of the South Island has a mostly sunny day in store, some high cloud spreads southwards to about Banks Peninsula by evening. Winds from the east or northeast in the east, afternoon southwesterlies in the west.

High’s in the low to mid twenties for much of the North Island today. A similar story for the South Island however reaching into the high twenties for parts of inland Southland / Otago and inland parts of the West Coast (i.e. Buller).


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