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Sunday’s national forecast

High pressure will bring a dry start to most of the North Island whilst a set of frontal boundaries brings rain to most of the South Island.

Unfortunately for those of you on the east side of the Mainland, your rain chances will be few and far between.

And whilst the North Island precipitation is about the lower North Island this morning, it’s not likely to stay there as we go throughout the day.

Upper North Island

Mainly sunny skies to start.  A few clouds will likely develop during the afternoon.  A few late afternoon and evening showers are possible for the eastern Waikato and western Bay of Plenty.  Highs 27-30.

Lower North Island

Clouds and showers this morning from Taranaki to Wellington.  Showers ease this afternoon.  Mainly dry conditions expected along the east coast with plenty of sunshine starting the day.  Clouds will bubble up in the afternoon.  Highs from 29-32 along the east coast, 24-27 elsewhere.

Upper South Island

Clouds and showers in the west.  Heavy falls are possible in the afternoon and evening.  A few thunderstorms are also possible.  Mainly dry in the east although a few rogue showers may move into eastern Canterbury this afternoon.  No heavy rain is expected in the east.  Highs in the upper teens to lower 20’s in the west, upper 20’s to lower 30’s in the east.

Lower South Island

Clouds and showers this morning.  Heavy rain possible in the deep south and Fiordland this morning.  Heavy rain chances move north along the west coast this afternoon.  Showers are likely in the east, but no heavy rain is expected.  Highs in the upper teens to lower 20’s in the west, upper 20’s to lower 30’s in the east.


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