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RainWatch – Monday 16th January

A westerly airflow covers New Zealand on Monday as a large anticyclone is centred west of the North Island in the Tasman Sea. Meanwhile a front lies across the lower South Island during the day.

RainWatch is a series during the weekdays, giving a snapshot about where around New Zealand areas of precipitation may affect your day.

The North Island is looking mainly dry today.

The West Coast of the South Island has occasional showers, rain for Fiordland with heavy falls at times and the chance of a thunderstorm.

Showers develop about Southland in the morning, the odd heavy fall possible. Otago is dry at first then a few showers move in during the afternoon, the shower risk increases in the evening for a time.

Image – Monday 4pm, 16th January 2017 rain / MSLP map –


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