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Sunday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Sunny spells with breezy west to southwest winds easing and tending northwest by evening, there is the chance of an early shower in the west otherwise expect a mainly dry day. Cloud increases in the evening for western regions and there may be a drizzle patch move into the Waikato later on.

Lower North Island

Cloudy areas south of Taranaki with breezy westerlies tending northwest in the afternoon, early showers clear however the odd shower moves into northern Taranaki and about Kapiti later in the evening. Sunny spells about Wellington in the morning, northerlies then quickly strengthen with some cloud increasing in the afternoon. Northerlies strong at night. On the east coast expect weather to become mostly sunny in the morning, a chilly southwest breeze eases and dies out around midday.

Upper South Island

Sunny with some high cloud developing during the afternoon along the east coast, northwesterly winds build also becoming strong overnight gusting to gale in inland areas. Some rain may spread into western parts of east coast regions overnight as rain spills over from the West Coast. About Nelson expect a sunny start however cloud increases in the afternoon, a few showers then develop later in the evening or overnight. The West Coast can expect showers with north to northwesterly winds building during the day, rain overnight with heavy falls likely.

Lower South Island

Thick high cloud in the east with northwesterly winds building from morning, becoming strong late afternoon or evening with gusts to gale in exposed areas inland. Southland may see the odd shower at times during the day and on the West Coast south of Haast expect periods of rain becoming heavy in the evening with torrential falls possible. Northerlies on the West Coast will likely gust to gale force from evening.


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