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Sunday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Expect mostly cloudy skies with windy westerlies, a few sunny areas possible. Later in the evening or overnight showers develop however Gisborne and eastern Bay Of Plenty remaining dry.
HIGHS: 21-22 for most.

Lower North Island

Mostly cloudy in the west with breezy westerlies and rain, rain easing to showers about Kapiti in the morning and clearing in Wellington. Expect gale force NW winds in Cook Strait and in Wairarapa at times easing in the evening. Rain about Taranaki for most of the day clearing at night. A few showers affecting western parts of the Central North Island during the day also. On the east coast expect high cloud with northwesterlies.
HIGHS: 16-17 for most. Mid 20’s about Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay however.

Upper South Island

High cloud in Nelson with breezy northwesterlies, chance of the odd shower spreading from the west. Cloudy on the West Coast with westerlies, morning rain easing to a few showers, later at night a few further more widespread showers move in. On the east coast expect mostly fine weather with northwesterlies easing off in the morning. High cloud clears Canterbury in the afternoon and in Marlborough in the evening. In the evening there is a chance of winds tending southerly about Canterbury particularly in the south.
HIGHS: 18 on the West Coast, 22-23 in Nelson. High 20’s on the east coast.

Lower South Island

Expect westerly breezes with morning showers clearing and a few sunny areas developing, showers remaining about Fiordland however. In the evening winds tend southwest with some cloud and a few further showers for most although there will still be dry spots.
HIGHS: 17-18 in Southland, low 20’s about North Otago and some inland areas, 15-16 on the West Coast south of the Glaciers.


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