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Monday’s national forecast

An anticyclone lies over the South Island again today bringing mainly settled conditions. Ex tropical cyclone Evan sits just north of Northland dragging cloud over the North Island and some rain in the north and east.

Upper North Island

Mostly cloudy with the odd sunny break possible at times, gusty east to southeasterly winds strong to gale force about Northland especially in the east and north of the district. A few outbreaks of rain during the day with dry spells too. Rain may be heavy at times about Northland and Coromandel. Later in the afternoon heavy showers may develop about northern Taranaki, northern parts of the Central North Island, southern Waikato and through to eastern Bay Of Plenty with a risk of thunderstorms then easing later in the evening. Cloudy skies in Gisborne all day with brisk easterly winds and showers.
HIGHS: 25-29, 24 in Gisborne

Lower North Island

Cloudy on the east coast with showers and easterly breezes. Sunny areas and some cloud out west with east to southeast winds. Heading into Taranaki and parts of the Central North Island a few heavy showers may get going later in the afternoon then easing overnight. About Wellington expect mostly cloudy skies all day with southeasterly breezes, perhaps a risk of drizzle morning and night.
HIGHS: 28-30 in the west, 22-24 on the east coast and about Wellington.

Upper South Island

Areas of cloud morning and night with sunny breaks by day for most. Coastal Marlborough may be hindered by cloud for most of the day where there is a risk of drizzle mainly morning and night. Winds from the northeast on the east coast and tending light westerly on the West Coast. There is a chance of some drizzle overnight in Canterbury.
HIGHS: 20-24 on the West Coast. High 20’s about inland Buller. 23-25 for Nelson, Canterbury and Marlborough.

Lower South Island

Mostly sunny weather can be expected with some cloud about coastal areas mainly morning and night. Northeasterlies a little brisk on the east coast, light winds elsewhere and tending southwest about Fiordland.
HIGHS: 25-28, 28-33 in inland areas. Coastal Otago may only get to 22 or 23 degrees with a northeast breeze.


Jesse on 23/12/2012 10:02pm

Hi team,

How are things looking from boxing day through to New Years in Tauranga?

Metservice predicting nothing but showers!

WW Forecast Team on 23/12/2012 10:20pm

Hi there – there’s a moderate risk of showers up until Friday or Saturday, then we shift back to a dry pattern for Tauranga until Jan 2 at this early stage.  We think there MAY be a front moving up the South Island/Central NZ around NYE but won’t know for sure for another day or two yet.



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