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RainWatch: Friday’s 24 hour rainfall

A westerly quarter airflow increases over the country today ahead of a cold front which moves onto the lower South Island this morning, reaching central New Zealand overnight. This front will weaken the further it moves north.

Chance of a shower about the Bay Of Plenty this morning then they should clear away. Overnight a few showers move into the southwestern corner of the North Island from Taranaki down through to Wellington.

Rain about Fiordland spreads northwards reaching Buller this evening, showers before rain moves in. Conditions will ease overnight. Spots of rain about Southland, more persistent around midday for a time as a gusty westerly change moves through. Rain moves through Otago during the afternoon with a southwest change then a few showers (more coastal) about Canterbury late evening with a south to southwest change.


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