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RainWatch – Cold front brings rain for the West Coast, the odd shower out east

A cold front moves northwards over the South Island today, expect rain in the west with a few heavy falls. Morning rain or showers clear the lower South Island then mainly dry, only the chance of a shower or drizzle patch about Canterbury / Marlborough as the front moves northwards. Later in the evening or overnight showers move into the lower North Island and eventually up to Taranaki in the west.

Another cold front moves northwards over the South Island on Wednesday, this time mainly bringing rain or showers in the east. Tuesday’s cold front continues to move northwards over the North Island on Wednesday bringing showers, it will weaken during the day apart from some rain which sets in for a time in the east during the evening before easing overnight.

Expect showers or some drizzle for eastern regions on Thursday, drying out overnight for the eastern South Island. Mainly dry in the west however keep an eye out late afternoon / evening when there could be a few isolated showers, Greymouth northwards for the South Island and northern Taranaki / Waikato through to perhaps Auckland for the North Island. Northland may see a shower in the evening.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Peter Thomas Langer on 5/10/2020 9:48pm

la nina yeah right more like el nino since its wet in the south dry in the north

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