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RainWatch – Rain moves in for the North Island today (Wednesday)

A series of fronts spinning out of a low in the Tasman Sea brings rain to the North Island today, heavy falls move into Northland from afternoon. The South Island is mainly dry but there is the risk of a drizzle patch or two in the south / east.

Areas of rain continue for the North Island on Thursday, heavy falls about Coromandel in the morning then moving across reaching East Cape by evening. The South Island has a mainly dry day, evening / overnight drizzle moves into Marlborough.

Northern and eastern parts of both Islands see areas of rain or drizzle on Friday and Saturday. Drizzle for the eastern North Island on Sunday, rain or showers for Northland, dry in the South Island. A northwesterly airflow starts to develop over the South Island on Monday bringing rain in the west, mainly dry for the North Island but expect a few remaining showers about Northland and East Cape.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


Alice on 14/07/2020 10:08pm

Hoping some of that rain will be over the Hunua area for the dams!

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