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RainWatch – Showers may become heavy about some North Island areas this afternoon

Chance of an isolated shower for the upper North Island today, showers between Waikato and the ranges of Hawkes Bay / Gisborne may become heavy in spots then easing evening. It must be stressed these are quite isolated in nature so not everyone will get showers or they may be short in duration. Dry for the South Island, chance of some early morning drizzle in the east then clearing.

Dry for most of the country on Thursday, a few isolated showers about Northland gradually spread through the upper North Island during the afternoon, mainly away from coastal spots and especially about some inland hills / ranges. A few of these showers may turn heavy. Showers clear in some spots during the evening but about Northland through to Waikato showers may continue through the night in isolated areas.

A few showers catch southern Fiordland at the other end of the country in a northwesterly airflow.

Dry for most of the South Island on Friday, a few showers remain about southern Fiordland.

The North Island has showers, becoming heavy in the afternoon with possible thunderstorms / downpours for many regions. Some coastal fringe areas may remain dry, these showers are often just inland away from the coast and especially about hills / ranges but the odd one may reach the coast in spots. Generally a dry day for Wellington.

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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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