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Monday’s national forecast

A westerly airflow lies over the country today meaning the sunniest weather will be out east however the west of the North Island doesn’t look like it will have a bad day. In the South Island the West Coast there looks cloudy with rain becoming heavier later on.

Upper North Island

Breezy west to southwesterly winds, a mix of sunny areas and some cloud mostly with clear skies expected in the Bay Of Plenty. Chance of a brief shower in the morning about the northern Taranaki and western Waikato coastline. Sunny with some cloud in Gisborne, onshore breezes. Late afternoon a shower or two may develop in the ranges then clearing at night.
HIGHS: 22-23, mid 20’s about Bay Of Plenty and Gisborne

Lower North Island

Morning showers clear in the west with sunny areas developing, breezy westerlies. The odd shower may hang about Kapiti during the day. Mostly sunny out east with westerlies in Wairarapa and light winds in Hawkes Bay.
HIGHS: 21-22 in the west, 23-25 in the east

Upper South Island

Cloudy on the West Coast with showers and breezy westerlies, sunny areas in Nelson with westerly breezes there. Mostly sunny on the east coast with some high cloud after midday, gusty northwesterlies develop later in the afternoon.
HIGHS: 17-18 on the West Coast. 21 for Nelson, 24-25 in Canterbury and Marlborough

Lower South Island

Rain on the West Coast becoming heavy later in the evening with thunderstorms possible south of Hokitika, gusty northwesterlies. Thick high cloud on the east coast with gusty northwesterlies mostly from mid afternoon, at night rain spreads into Central Otago and Southland.
HIGHS: 18-22


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