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Rain easing but heavy showers on the way

A complicated series of fronts continue to move across New Zealand Saturday morning as a number of weak low pressure systems combine around both islands.

The main feature this morning is a band of heavy rain moving across parts of the North Island, mainly towards eastern and north eastern regions.

However during this afternoon the fronts will clear the country with air pressure levelling out – meaning winds should ease everywhere in the North Island.  Yesterday gales blew across the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland and strong winds affected east coast regions of Northland and Auckland.  Today will see those winds die out.

Warmer weather is also likely as a weak north west flow spreads over the North Island.  Temperatures are likely to be in the late teens from Northland to Auckland and also Hawkes Bay and Wanganui.

Further south and a light north east flow means another cool day on the way for the South Island.  A few spits of rain are possible too.

The warmer weather in the north may produce a few heavy showers with showery weather expected in northern and western regions for the next few days.


Laura on 14/08/2009 9:41pm

Really hope it stays dry-ish for the Northland Auckland rugby in Kerikeri this afternoon!

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