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RainWatch – Rain for the West Coast, showers elsewhere with a few scattered falls out east

Some rain from this morning for the West Coast of the South Island, the odd scattered fall spreads eastwards at times mainly Canterbury northwards.

Taranaki across to Bay Of Plenty sees the odd shower during the day, Waikato through to Northland sees the odd shower also however in the morning expect large dry areas. A few showers creep into Wellington, Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay late afternoon / evening also. Expect mainly dry weather for Gisborne.

A northerly airflow lies over the country on Friday, mainly dry in the east. Some rain for the West Coast of the South Island with heavy falls, mostly Greymouth southwards. Showers spread into Southland during the afternoon, clearing evening. A few spits may spread into Otago and South Canterbury during the afternoon also, clearing evening.

Largely dry for the North Island in the morning then showers picking up in the afternoon between about Waikato and Palmerston North in the west, easing later in the evening. Mainly dry for the rest of the North Island.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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