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Monday’s national forecast

An anticyclone centred just west of the North Island today brings mainly settled weather to the country today, westerlies will still be a little fresh about western regions however winds will gradually ease.

Sunny with southerlies easing in the morning, sea breezes in the
Highs: 24-27

Bay Of Islands

Sunny with southerlies dying out this morning, east to northeast breezes
after midday.
High: 25


Mostly sunny with southwesterly breezes, dying out later in the
High: 23-24

Central North Island, Lake Taupo, Waikato
& Bay Of Plenty

Mostly sunny with westerly breezes, afternoon northerly winds develop about
the Bay Of Plenty. About the Waikato winds tend a little more
Highs: 24-26

Eastern North Island

Sunny with westerlies this morning then afternoon east to northeast
Highs: 25-26

Western North Island

Mostly sunny with some cloud at times, breezy west to northwesterly winds
ease later in the day.
Highs: 21-22


Sunny with brisk northerly winds, cloud develops later in the evening or
Highs: 20-21

Nelson & Kateriteri

Sunny with morning southwesterlies then afternoon north to northwest
High: 23


Sunny with breezy northwesterlies, easing in the afternoon. Winds may tend
easterly near the coast for a time after midday.
Highs: 26-27


Sunny with west to northwesterly winds in the morning then winds tend
northeasterly along the coast in the afternoon. Some high cloud about South
Canterbury from late afternoon or evening.
Highs: 23-25

West Coast

A few morning showers clear away, sunny spells increase to a mostly sunny
afternoon. Westerly winds ease. Rain moves into Fiordland in the evening then
South Westland overnight as northerlies develop there.
Highs: 18-19

Coastal Otago

Sunny spells with southwesterly winds easing in the afternoon,
northeasterly develop by evening. Expect some high cloud to move in after
High: 18

Central Otago

Mostly sunny with westerly breezes, some high cloud develops in the
afternoon. Overnight spots of rain possible.
Highs: 20-22


Sunny spells and breezy westerlies, cloud thickens in the afternoon with
winds easing and tending northeast by evening. Overnight spots of rain are
Highs: 17-18

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Duncan on 5/01/2014 10:15pm

Hi, i noticed Metvuw 10 day forecast and it shows the big anticyclone you guys have mentioned before.

It shows it retreating north pretty quickly with strong winds once again over the lower north and south islands as another trough moves up the country.

Is your long range models showing the same or hopefully crossing over the country? i for one are sick of these spring like conditions.



WW Forecast Team on 6/01/2014 8:56am

Hi Duncan

At this stage we’ll hold out train of thought but anything could change between now and when this anticyclone comes in terms of it’s positioning. Might have to wait a few days yet till there is more agreement between models


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