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RainWatch – Fairly average winter weather on the cards today

Nothing overly exciting happening through till the weekend, we are going to see plenty of thick high cloud in the coming days across the country. Areas of rain or showers mainly restricted to western areas, dry weather prevails in the east. Here’s a day by day break down below.

Mainly dry for most of New Zealand today however for the West Coast south of about Greymouth expect some rain, only the odd drizzle patch further north. Southland and Central Otago may see a spit of rain this morning then again in the evening.

Dry for most of the North Island on Thursday, only a light shower or two for northern Auckland and eastern Northland. The odd drizzle patch for the West Coast, rain about Fiordland.

Friday through to Sunday sees an area of low pressure in the Tasman Sea directing a few showers or drizzle at times into western parts of the country, expect a mainly dry weekend in the east.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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