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Monday’s national forecast – Heavy rain to develop in the north

A high lies to our east today meanwhile there is an area of low pressure in the Tasman Sea with easterly quarter winds feeding into it. A warm front develops for the upper North Island this afternoon and starts to become organised this evening with rain becoming heavy.

North Island

A cloudy day with areas of rain or showers, some dry areas. Rain becoming more widespread after midday then late afternoon heavy in the northeast (East Cape through to Northland). Heavy rain sinks southwards later this evening. Easterlies freshen today becoming strong for some this evening, winds change to the northeast overnight for the upper North Island.

South Island

Sunny areas of the lower South Island with very frosty conditions to start then day. The Upper South Island is looking mostly cloudy with showers developing this morning for Nelson, Tasman and Buller. Showers or drizzle spreads to other parts of the upper South Island this evening and spreading down the east coast through to coastal Otago also. Overnight rain moves in for Canterbury northwards in the east, heavy rain overnight for Nelson and Marlborough. Winds from the northeast freshen later in the day.


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