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NZ @ Noon

Much of the rain this Tuesday lunchtime is focused over central areas of New Zealand but still showery conditions are remaining across parts of the upper North Island.

The rain is slowly winding its way across the northern half of the Mainland with increasing cloud elsewhere.

Conditons have been music to some people’s ears – “28.6 mm in the last 24 hours in Waiheke, the tank is close to full” according to Jason and reports coming in from Hamilton saying it’s wet and windy but perhaps not as much rain as expected. One poster to WeatherWatch said Stratford saw rain out of nowhere this morning.

Temperatures are relatively high across the North Island ranging from 16 to 21 degrees whereas the South Island is a little cooler overall between 12 to18 degrees.

Breezes are mostly light across the south but Whakatane up north has seen gusts approaching 60kph within the last hour. Northerlies are either breezy, blustery or coming and going across much of the northern half of the country.

Wet conditions should cover almost the entire nation tonight or part of tomorrow before easing on Thursday.

This weekend marks the start of the school holidays and the latest data suggests another incoming low could dampen spirits but farmers should have some further smiles hopefully.



Debs on 16/04/2013 1:27am

Hiya – yes it is windy in Whakatane!! I live at Ohope beach and although I cant see the ocean, I can hear the surf pounding and roaring!

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