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One last southerly surge today

The cold, wet, weather is going to come to an end for Labour Weekend – but not before one last surge as people try to get away for the long weekend. says a front and southerly will spread up the South Island today and the lower and eastern North Island overnight and early Saturday.

The air pressure over the nation will be squeezed between a high in the north west and lower air pressure to our east and south – meaning the southerly flow will increase a little today.

But for those that are tired of the cold winds and wet weather there is some good news – the showers will mostly clear overnight and those winds will ease during Saturday.

Sunday is predicted to be warmer, drier and calmer for most places ahead of a warm, strong, nor’wester which will develop over the South Island on Monday. says it’s too early to know if wind and rain warnings will be issued for Monday’s next frontal band but suggests rain warnings could be “quite likely” in Fiordland and the West Coast.

– Homepage image / File, Diane Cooper



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