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RainWatch – Mainly dry for the South Island today, rain or showers easing in the north

A southerly quarter airflow lies over the North Island today, expect rain or showers in the east to gradually ease finally clearing overnight although the odd light shower may linger through till dawn on Thursday about Gisborne.

Morning showers for Northland may be heavy then sunny spells from afternoon. Sunny spells with the odd isolated shower for Waikato, Bay Of Plenty and Auckland then becoming mainly dry by evening. Winds from the south or southwest.

The South Island has a largely dry day today, just a light shower or two about Southland this morning may spread up the east coast. Mainly dry conditions expected overall.

Mainly dry for most of New Zealand on Thursday however there are a few exceptions. A southerly wind change moving up the east coast of the South Island brings patchy rain or drizzle, reaching Marlborough and the lower North Island overnight. Expect snow flurries low down on surrounding hills / ranges overnight as this change moves through. Accumulations are minimal but it is something to keep note of.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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