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RainWatch – Heavy rain for the northeast on Thursday

Rain or showers for most of the North Island on Thursday in an easterly quarter airflow. An occluded front spinning out of a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea brings heavy rain to northeastern areas as shown in the map below. Also look for a chance of thunderstorms from afternoon about Northland and perhaps northern parts of Auckland then easing evening.

The South Island is cloudy in the east with patchy rain or drizzle, dry in the west with warm afternoon temperatures and sunshine.

Areas of rain or showers continue for the North Island on Friday in an easterly airflow, highest totals from East Cape through to Hawkes Bay, mainly dry in the southwest however. Patchy rain or drizzle for northern / eastern parts of the South Island, dry weather continue in the west / south.

A low pressure system continues to bring showers to parts of the North Island on Saturday, Coromandel through to Bay Of Plenty sees rain. Some drizzle about the north of the South Island clears away. A front moves into South Westland from morning bringing rain, spreading into North Westland overnight.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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