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New Year’s Eve Forecast

UPDATE: 5:00pm 27th December

A front looks to be clearing off the North Island early on New Year’s Eve (Monday 31st) and should leave behind a sunny areas and some cloud. Over the South Island however a northwesterly airflow builds with rain on the West Coast and dry weather with high cloud out east.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Central North Island and BOP
A few brief morning showers possible especially about eastern Bay Of Plenty then clearing, expect a mostly sunny day otherwise with some cloud. Gentle westerly breezes. Cloud may thicken a little overnight in the west.
Highs: 23-26
(20-50% chance of precipitation)

East of the North Island
Mild weather with some morning cloud and the odd shower about Gisborne clearing to a sunny day. Winds will be light tending northeasterly. Later in the evening some high cloud develops.
Highs: 26-27
(40% chance of precipitation)

Western North island
Sunny areas and some cloud with west to northwest breezes. Cloudy periods right on the coast south of Tarnaki with some sun now and then, cloud thickens south of Taranaki in the evening.
Highs: 22-23
(10% chance of precipitation)

Nelson & Wellington
Sunny areas and increasing cloud, northwesterlies pick up during the day gusting to gale force from afternoon about Wellington. A few spots of rain possible later overnight.
Highs: 20-23
(20% chance of precipitation)

Canterbury & Marlborough
Sunny weather with thickening high cloud, northwesterlies pick up from morning strong at times from evening. A few spots of rain possible at night.
Highs: 23-25
(10% chance of precipitation)

West Coast
Rain with breezy northwesterlies, heavy falls with thunderstorms at times mainly later in the day.
Highs: 18-19
(70% chance of precipitation)

Southland & Otago
Dry weather with thick high cloud, breezy west to northwest winds. Overnight winds tend WSW bringing showers.
Highs: 20-23
(40% chance of precipitation)


Guest on 27/12/2012 5:41am

Trying to decide what to pack for camping at Twizel, can’t workout which forecast to look at, Timaru? Wanaka?
Should we be planning for a far bit of rain?

WW Forecast Team on 27/12/2012 1:19pm

Hi there

NW winds initially could bring spillover rain from the alps for Twizel but the southerly change should see a clearance. Enjoy yourself in the MacKenzie!



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