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Monday’s national forecast


Yet another anticyclone lies in the Tasman today waiting to move over the country however first a couple of fronts have to move through, the first of which is due today and the second on Wednesday. Unfortunately these fronts are not likely to do much rain wise for New Zealand, southern and eastern parts mainly may see drizzle at times as these fronts move through.

Upper North Island
Sunny and cloudy areas with southwesterly breezes a bit brisk during the afternoon. About the Bay Of Plenty and Central North Island there may be a few morning showers however they will clear with sunny spells then developing in the afternoon as westerlies develop. Mostly sunny weather for Gisborne with northwesterlies, evening southerlies bring increasing cloud and the chance of an overnight drizzle patch.
HIGHS: 23-27, 29 for Gisborne

Lower North Island

Sunny areas at first about Wellington, late morning southerlies develop with cloud gradually increasing from then. Chance of an evening drizzle patch. Cloudy periods in the west with westerly breezes, in the evening southeasterlies freshen and there is the risk of a brief shower around this time. Mainly sunny on the east coast with warm temperatures, southerlies pick up from early afternoon about Wairarapa and by evening in the Hawkes Bay bringing increasing cloud, a few late evening and overnight showers especially about the ranges.
HIGHS: 22-28

Upper South Island

Cloudy this morning on the West Coast with the chance of a shower, sunny periods from late afternoon or evening, west to southwest winds. Mostly sunny in Nelson and Marlborough, southwest breezes, evening cloud with winds tending southeast. Drizzle possible about Marlborough from evening. A few sunny areas at first in Canterbury, southerlies freshen around midday with increasing cloud and the chance of an evening drizzle patch.
HIGHS: 19-22

Lower South Island

Winds change brisk southwest this morning bringing mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures, there is the risk of a shower mainly this morning but for the most part conditions will be dry. Southwesterlies ease in the evening with cloud breaking, sunny periods inland from midday.
HIGHS: 14-19

Warmest – Gisborne

Windiest – About the Catlins and eastern Otago, strong southwest gusting to gale force in exposed parts of the coastline there especially this morning.

– Nelson, Eastern North Island

Wettest – Bay Of Plenty this morning



ANIL on 3/03/2013 9:37pm

I see that Gisborne gets a special mention in your National Forecasts most days – is there any special reason for this?

WW Forecast Team on 3/03/2013 10:27pm

Hi there

When I write the national forecast most days I mention Gisborne like that quite often as when I slice the North Island in half horizontally I consider Gisborne to be in the top half of the Island, and because of the ranges in between it and the western part of the North Island it’s weather is often always different so requires more of a special mention each day.


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