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RainWatch – Dry today then showers / rain slowly moves in from the west

Mainly dry weather for New Zealand today, the odd light shower possible at times north of about Coromandel / Auckland especially in the east.

The odd light shower for some western regions on Tuesday, rain moves into the West Coast of the South Island and Northland in the evening / overnight. Eastern regions have a dry day.

A front passes from west to east over New Zealand on Wednesday, rain about Nelson / Marlborough and the upper North Island may be heavy then easing later in the day / overnight. The east coast of the South Island stays dry but the eastern North Island does see some rain.

A fast moving from pushes in from the west on Thursday, dry to start about some western areas then rain or showers from afternoon including Nelson / Marlborough. A chance of heavy falls with thunder from afternoon about the western North Island then easing later in the day. The east coast of the North Island has a few early morning showers which clear then further showers in the evening spreading from the west. A dry day for the east coast of the South Island although expect rain or showers about the Canterbury high country from evening.

Finally on Friday expect showers in the west and dry weather out east in a northwesterly airflow. Showers for the western North Island may be heavy at times with thunder then easing in the evening.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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