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NZ @ Noon & RainWatch

Wednedsay lunchtime see mostly serene conditions covering a vast amount of the country with any showers very remote.

Sunshine and some harmless cloudy areas are the biggest stars today in the weather picture and even temperatures remain slightly above normal overall to add to the scenario.

“it’s been a similar situation for most of us over the last 24-48 hours” says Weather Analyst Richard Green. “Breezes and clouds may have come and gone but that’s about the extent of it.”

All of the West Coast has pretty much dried out from earlier in the week although this Easter sees a chance for further falls.

“The lowdown for the West Coast this weekend isn’t looking as wet as we previously thought” says Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan. “Don’t get me wrong but some rain will come and go but perhaps it’ll be patchier rather than continuously widespread and heavy over all four days of the long weekend.”

WeatherWatch sees a handful of showers possibly stretching to other parts of the country later in the weekend but is yet to fully determine where and when and to what extent.

“it’s still going to be dominated by a high pressure zone for most of us” says Weather Analyst Richard Green”but there’s a chance that a little door could open to let some sneaky showers through over other areas.”

Auckland could see some showers move through on Easter Sunday and Tauranga might also see one or two drift across otherwise the res of the main centres look to have a dry Easter period.

The week after the long weekend still starts off a little damp for Coasters but a ridge of high pressure is set to spread over the South island.
The good news at this point is that it doesn’t appear to want to spread further north.
The chance of showers or light rain could take centrestage across much of the North Island in an easterly flow but rainfall amounts are likely to vary with eastern areas possibly seeing the healthiest totals .

Our confidence is between the 30-40% range at this stage ten days out.



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