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RainWatch Wednesday: Dry except for far NE and SW

The position and angle of a high-pressure centre between the South Island and the Chatham Islands will keep that pesky southeasterly flow blowing onshore north of Hawke’s Bay during Wednesday.

That means there’ll still be a few showers, especially around Gisborne city, but the total rainfall amount is unlikely to be more than 2mm or so.

Meanwhile, more than 1500km away at the other end of New Zealand, a northerly flow around the western side of our big anticyclone will start gradually feeding in light showers or patchy rain to Fiordland and eventually South Westland over the next 24 hours.

It’s unlikely falls will amount to anything more than about 5mm by Thursday morning.

If you live anywhere between these two, your Wednesday will be a dry one.

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By Guest Weather Analyst Paul Gorman –


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