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RainWatch: Showers for NI East Coast

Tuesday will be the dry day you might expect with a large anticyclone parked pretty much right on top of New Zealand.

The high-pressure system is not a perfect “fit” over the country, however, allowing a cool, damp south to southeasterly flow to sneak around its eastern side and pester places from southern Hawke’s Bay up to East Cape with light showers.

About 5mm could fall in the 24-hour period to 6am Wednesday in that area, with up to 10mm possible around Wairoa.

Elsewhere the high is firmly in charge with dry weather, except for an odd shower possible in the ranges north of Westport.

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By Guest Weather Analyst Paul Gorman –


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