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RainWatch – Mainly wet today, the only dry weather is about eastern Canterbury

A front passes from west to east over New Zealand today, rain along the West Coast, about Nelson / Marlborough and the upper North Island may be heavy then easing later in the day / overnight. Canterbury stays mainly dry although Otago sees a few showers for a time this afternoon. The eastern North Island sees some rain from afternoon which may become heavy for a time in the evening before easing overnight.

A fast moving from pushes in from the west on Thursday, dry to start about some western areas then rain or showers from afternoon including Nelson / Marlborough. A chance of heavy falls with thunder from afternoon about the western North Island then easing later in the day. The east coast of the North Island is mainly dry, Wairarapa can expect a few showers late afternoon / evening spreading from the west. A dry day for the east coast of the South Island although expect rain or showers about the Canterbury high country from late afternoon / evening.

On Friday expect showers in the west and mainly dry weather out east in a northwesterly airflow, an afternoon southwest change about Canterbury may bring a few showers however. Showers for the West Coast north of the Glaciers and about the western North Island may be heavy at times with thunder then easing in the evening.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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