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Sunday’s national forecast

There’s a slight westerly lean to our weather today which will see sunnier weather return to eastern New Zealand while the mountains and ranges down the spine of the nation will help block Tasman Sea clouds over some western regions.

Plenty of sunny weather inland and towards the east but still wintry in Southland with more showers and snow on the ranges, especially later in the day.

Any remaining eastern showers clear early today with sunny weather returning. The flip side is that western areas will see cloudy spells and a few light showers developing. Winds are generally light but there will be a new westerly flow forming today which will help lift temperatures by a degree or so by afternoon compared to yesterday for some places – although perhaps not in the west with the cloud cover.
Highs: 10 to 15

Much drier and sunnier along the east today but cloudier in the west. Winds from the westerly quarter, more north west for some, sou’west for others. In the afternoon a weak cold front moves into Southland, Otago and Fiordland bringing wintry weather conditions and briefly heavy snow on the mountain ranges. Showers or patchy rain moves up the West Coast at night with a colder change behind it.
Highs: 7 to 14



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