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RainWatch – Thursday 5th January

A southwesterly airflow eases over New Zealand on Thursday while a ridge moves in spreading out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea.

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

For the North Island there is just the chance of a clearing shower this morning about Wairarapa, also perhaps the slight chance of a shower about the Manawatu for a time early afternoon. It is looking mainly dry otherwise.

About the South Island a few showers clear Banks Peninsula by midday. Southland and coastal Otago may see a light shower or two also, once again mainly this morning although there is the low risk of a straggler hanging around into the afternoon.

Image – Thursday 4pm, 5th January 2017 rain / MSLP map –


Guest on 5/01/2017 3:10am

is it still on for this month or is it an el nino again

WW Forecast Team on 5/01/2017 5:32am

Looking fairly dry up until atleast the 21st so one could summise this January is looking fairly dry. Although signs a low on the 15th may bring some rain to the upper North Island, that is a while away though so no getting hopes up just yet.

– WW Team

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