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RainWatch – A cold front moves in bringing rain to the west and south

Expect the odd shower during today south of about Waikato in the west, dry elsewhere for the North Island. The South Island sees heavy rain in the west, a cold southwest change moves into Southland around late morning bringing rain, pushing into Otago during the afternoon and reaching Canterbury this evening. Nelson / Marlborough sees rain overnight.

A cold front pushes over the North Island on Friday bringing rain, this will ease in the afternoon then clearing evening. Morning rain clears the upper South Island although a shower or two may linger for the West Coast. Expect rain or showers about Southland and South Westland, Otago is drier but a shower or two moves in for a time during the afternoon with the passage of a front.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Jesus on 17/09/2020 6:41pm

Reasonably heavy snow in waiau at this time of year

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