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Monday’s national forecast – Unsettled in the north (+8 maps)

Unsettled for the North Island today especially in the west meanwhile it’s a bit calmer further south however a cold front moves into the lower South Island from afternoon.

Please refer to your local, hourly, 10 day forecast for more details.

North Island

Rain or showers moves into most western regions this morning with westerly quarter winds, rain more likely south of Auckland. Heavy falls possible about Taranaki through to Wellington then easing from mid or late afternoon. Mainly dry in the east but a few spots could spread from the west for a time this afternoon, Wairarapa especially in the south sees some rain, clearing up overnight.

South Island

Rain about Nelson / Marlborough clears mid to late afternoon then expect some sun before dusk. Dry in the east but there may be some high cloud. A few showers for Buller clear this afternoon. Rain builds about Fiordland this morning then spreads northwards along the West Coast this evening.

Rain moves into Southland (showers for southern parts of Otago) mid to late afternoon with a westerly change, rain becomes more widespread about the lower South Island overnight as winds tend colder and stronger southwest. Snow lowers overnight to 400m, possibly 300m by dawn on Tuesday.

Monday 17th May 3:00pm MSLP / Rain map –
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Monday 17th May 3:00pm Temperature map –
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Monday 17th May 3:00pm Swell map –
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