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Monday’s national forecast

A dying cold front will continue to work its way up the South Island today.  This could bring some showers to the northern part of the South Island.  The deep south should see some clearing skies as a ridge of high pressure builds in behind that front.

Things could also be a bit windy for the upper South Island with moderate to strong breezes expected for Marlborough and Nelson.

Wind and rain is expected for the North Island today as a deep sub-tropical low continues to move in.

Rain will continue for Northland, Coromandel Peninsula and Auckland through today.  Heavy falls are expected to continue this morning.  A few thunderstorms are possible as well, especially about Northland.  Government forecaster MetService has heavy rain warnings up for these areas.  Gisborne is also under a heavy rain warning where heavy falls are possible into this evening.

The rest of the island can expected periods of rain throughout the day.  Taranaki and Wanganui may not see the rain start until this afternoon.

As far as wind goes, moderate to strong breezes are expected for much of the island today.  Severe gales are possible this morning about Northland.

By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph


Guest on 18/03/2012 4:12pm

It has been bucketing down up here in Kerikeri for a good few hours now, guttering overflowing etc. fishing well and truly cancelled!

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