New Zealand: Here's the forecast for the first day of 2018! (+2 Maps)

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Here's the forecast for January 1st across Aotearoa, New Zealand.


  • AM - New Year's day is likely to begin with showers and patchy rain around parts of Wellington, Manawatu-Wanganui, Taranaki and Waikato, due to the remnants of the cold front. Drizzle and dry spells too.
  • PM - During the Afternoon showers are likely in the North Island mainly across interior areas and Northland. Some may be accompanied by thunderstorms due to daytime heating. 


  • Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago and Southland will be mostly sunny on New Year's day, while showery rain is likely to remain on the West Coast and Tasman areas.