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Sunday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Mostly cloudy skies with northeasterly breezes, the odd drizzle patch about with dry spells too. Rain develops in the afternoon then clears later in the evening with a southwest change, rain may be heavy with thunderstorms about the Bay Of Plenty.

Lower North Island

Northerlies with thick high cloud, a westerly change in the
afternoon about western regions brings some rain which eases to the odd shower
later in the evening. Expect thick high cloud in the east with northeasterly
winds, in the evening some rain moves through then clearing around midnight with
a west to southwest change.

Upper South Island

Cloudy with north
to northeasterly winds. Rain, becoming heavy in the afternoon about Nelson. Rain
eases for all in the evening with a westerly change. Expect high cloud in the
east with northeasterly winds, a few spells of rain possible at times from
afternoon. Southwesterlies push through Canterbury in the evening with rain
easing to showers.

Lower South Island

Cloudy with northerly winds
changing south to southwesterly this morning with rain, rain eases in the
afternoon to showers which mostly clear by evening. The odd shower may continue
about Southland however.


Guest on 25/01/2014 8:48pm

Where are the upper and lower boundaries?  For instance, where’ s Taupo sit? Ot Hokitika?



WW Forecast Team on 25/01/2014 9:09pm

Literally split the North Island in half horizontally and same goes for the South Island. For the North Island it would be Lake Taupo as the dividing point (the east coast up through to Gisborne is included in the forecast for the lower North Island however). In the South Island it would be Banks Peninsula and make a line horizontally at that point.


Guest on 25/01/2014 10:12pm

That’s a bit too ‘ruffly’ for me.  It would make forecast verfication rather fluid due to the subjectivity.

WW Forecast Team on 25/01/2014 10:42pm

Have taken out the words ruffly, hopefully that works for you better.


Guest on 25/01/2014 11:10pm

haha – you guys really don’t like being challenged? 😉


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