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RainWatch for Friday and frost potential for Saturday morning

For the North Island on Friday conditions are mainly dry for most regions despite what looks like plenty of precipitation in the map below. Mostly this precipitation is affecting coastal parts in the northeast, and most of it may not occur till a surge comes through later in the day starting about East Cape then moving through to the likes of eastern Coromandel / Great Barrier Island overnight.

Conditions are mainly dry for the South Island also, a weakening front brings the odd shower as indicated below stretching from the West Coast across and into South Canterbury and this will gradually dry out into the afternoon.

Skies will clear up for the South Island overnight and this combined with an anticyclone brings frost potential for early Saturday morning. Below is a map showing where temperatures are likely to dip below zero. It shouldn’t get overly cold though with -1 to -2 likely to be the lowest of the lows.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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