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Monday’s national forecast

A front pushing in from the Tasman Sea moves over the South Island today then over the North Island overnight. During this process most regions should see some rain although Northland may only get a brief shower or two with the front passing about midnight.

Upper North Island

Cloudy skies with northerly breezes, areas of rain. A chance of thunderstorms later this evening as winds change southwest, mainly south of Auckland. Gisborne remaining fairly dry today however with northerlies and high cloud.
HIGHS: 24-27. 30 for Gisborne.

Lower North Island

Cloudy with increasing northerlies, scattered rain developing for most this morning in the west and about Wairarapa. Winds change strong south to southwest in the evening with a period of heavier showers possibly thundery. Hawkes Bay remaining mostly dry for the day with northerlies.
HIGHS: 22-24. Low 30’s for Hawkes Bay.

Upper South Island

Cloudy on the West Coast with northeasterlies and rain developing this morning. Cloudy in Nelson with rain moving in during the afternoon. Dry on the east coast with some high cloud and north to northwesterly winds although some rain from this morning north of Blenheim, a brisk cold southerly change moves into Canterbury during the afternoon and Marlborough in the evening bringing showers or rain.
HIGHS: 20-26

Lower South Island

Cloudy skies for all with northeasterlies on the West Coast bringing rain, winds change southerly around midday with rain easing to showers which clear by evening. Southerly winds pick up about Southland and Otago this morning with rain or showers for most, rain eases to showers in the evening then clearing at night with cool southerlies still blowing perhaps strong out on the Otago coastline.
HIGHS: 17-21

Warmest – Hawkes Bay and Gisborne with temperatures sitting in the high 20’s or low 30’s today.

Windiest – Northerlies today through Cook Strait will be quite strong then overnight strong southwesterly winds build about the east coast of the South Island, winds may gust to gale force in both occasions but mainly right on the coast or just offshore.

Sunniest – No where is looking very sunny today, Canterbury in the South Island and the east coast of the North Island north of Hawkes Bay may see some sun intermixed with high cloud.

Wettest – Many places will be looking to encounter rain at some point today. The heaviest falls will be about South Westland and then some western North Island areas south of the Waikato as the front moves in.


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