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Monday’s national forecast


Upper North Island

Any showers clearing this morning between Waikato and Northland then sunny breaks develop, westerly breezes. Late afternoon or evening a few further isolated showers may move through possibly heavy. A few areas of rain about the Bay Of Plenty with northerlies then clearing late afternoon or in the evening, at night a few showers may develop with a period of freshening southeasterlies. Mostly cloudy about Gisborne with light winds, showers from afternoon then rain in the evening as southeasterlies freshen.
HIGHS: 19-20 for most today, Gisborne around 17-18.

Lower North Island

Showers clear this morning from the Central North Island with westerly breezes, in the evening expect a period of rain with freshening south to southeasterly winds especially in the south. Showers at times today for most in the west from Taranaki through to Kapiti, south to southeasterly winds freshen in the afternoon, in the evening showers easing in most places however becoming persistent about Taranaki for a time. Strong southerlies about Wellington bring mostly cloudy skies, a few showers at times but dry periods also. Light winds about Hawkes Bay this morning with cloudy skies and the odd shower, southerlies freshen from late afternoon with showers turning to rain. Cold southwesterlies develop about Wairarapa this morning bringing mostly cloudy skies, the odd shower at times during the day.
HIGHS: Temperatures in the mid teens, 13-14 about Wellington and Wairarapa.

Upper South Island

Becoming mostly sunny on the West Coast and about Nelson this morning, expect southeasterly breezes. Cold south to southwesterly winds about Canterbury northwards along the east coast tomorrow easing in the evening, showers about Canterbury clearing near the coast in the morning however the odd shower may linger about the ranges further inland till late afternoon or evening then clearing. Marlborough will remain mostly dry with sunny areas developing from afternoon.
HIGHS: 16-17 about Nelson and 18-19 on the West Coast, 13-14 about Canterbury and Marlborough.

Lower South Island

Sunny on the West Coast with gusty southeasterlies easing this morning, south to southeasterly breezes about Southland and Otago, mostly dry with sunny areas gradually developing during the day.
HIGHS: Mid teens about Southland, 16-17 about Central Otago and on the West Coast south of the Glaciers. 13-14 about Coastal Otago.



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