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Sunday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

A few morning showers clear Northland, areas of cloud and some sun elsewhere with breezy west to southwest winds. In the evening a few showers may move in western areas again.

Lower North Island

Some morning sun in the west then cloud increasing in the afternoon with westerly quarter winds picking up, chance of a light shower or two by evening. Mostly sunny in the east with any morning cloud clearing, southwesterly winds gradually ease Hawkes Bay northwards. The Wairarapa is mostly sunny all day with northwesterly winds from afternoon. Mostly sunny for Wellington with northwesterly winds.

Upper South Island

Morning rain on the West Coast easing to the odd patchy shower as northerly winds change west to southwest. Mostly sunny about Nelson and Marlborough although expect some high cloud, gradually clearing away in the afternoon, winds from the west. Canterbury sees morning high cloud and northwesterly winds mainly inland then clearing to mostly sunny weather by midday. There is a chance a brief southerly wind change may affect coastal parts of Canterbury for a time in the afternoon.

Lower South Island

Morning west to southwest winds may bring some cloud and a shower or two to Otago then becoming mostly sunny by midday with light winds. In the evening a west to southwest wind change moves in again bringing further showers, a risk of hail and some snow to 400m. The odd shower about Southland with gusty westerly winds, winds change southwest late afternoon or evening with showers becoming more persistent with a risk of hail. Some snow lowering to 300m in the evening also.


Steve on 4/07/2015 8:41pm

Hi Philip

This latest rain event totalled 20mm here just south of Waipu and was very welcome. Steady rain with little wind from 3.30 pm yesterday and into the night. This will help keep moisture levels up but the month ahead will be the telling factor.

This morning fine and clear with the cool sou wester with us again as you have forecastered. 

Thanks for your reply last post and keep up the good work.

Cheers Steve 

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