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Several fronts and two or three low pressure systems will slowly drift over New Zealand in the next day or two as the unsettled weather pattern continues.

Showers have been spreading over Auckland city today and clouds are developing out in the Tasman as the low pressure system intensifies a little. “This isn’t a big system – it looks worse than it really is” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.   “Patchy rain is expected over western and northern areas from tonight through Friday with showers clearing in most districts on Saturday”.

Mr Duncan says a cooler south easterly flow will spread over the country during Saturday with a large high moving in on Sunday.  Light frosts are possible across sheltered and inland areas and the skies will clear west of the main ranges across both islands.  “Sunday is expected to be sunny for most flood affected areas but the temperatures will be a little lower, with highs around 13 for many.  If you can find a sheltered spot in the sun, Sunday will be a great day to be outdoors, especially across the”.

The system is slow moving so the Weather Watch Centre will update regularly over the next couple of days keeping you up with its progress.


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