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Sunday’s national forecast (+5 Maps)

Today will be over 10 degrees above normal in some parts of New Zealand as a warm westerly with sub-tropical connections moves in and picks up.

The eastern South Island will be the most above average today with parts of Canterbury in the mid 20s, maybe even the late 20s (and if the mid to late 20s occurs it will mean some places are over 12 degrees above normal fore this date!).

However further south Southland in coastal areas has average temperatures for this time of year with rain clouds in the area.

Much of the North Island will also be warmer than normal although the very north is under the calming influence of high pressure – so a cool night and start to the day then a mild afternoon.

Many places are dry too – but some rain on the West Coast will be heavy towards Fiordland and Southland. Southland will have around 10 to 30mm of rain today.

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