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Sunday’s national forecast

Upper North Island

Morning showers ease then sunny spells develop,
brisk to strong southwesterly winds. The odd brief shower may affect western areas for the remainder of today.

Lower North Island

Early morning showers clear in the west with a few sunny spells then breaking through, strong west to southwest winds ease later in the evening. For the east coast expect mostly sunny weather with westerly winds, winds tend more southerly about northern Hawkes Bay and Gisborne from afternoon with some cloud possible. Strong
northwesterlies about Wellington this morning then changing southerly this
afternoon, mostly sunny with some cloud about.

Upper South Island

Rain eases to showers early this morning on the West Coast, breezy
westerlies ease later today. Morning cloud clears Nelson to mostly sunny
weather, breezy westerlies tend southwest. Mainly sunny with westerlies about
Marlborough, gusty at first this morning. A few morning showers about Canterbury
clearing then expect sunny spells with southwesterly breezes, winds freshen up
late afternoon or evening bringing further showers, possibly heavy with
thunderstorms and hail near the coast.

Lower South Island

Morning rain eases to showers on the West Coast, westerly winds. Sunny spells about
coastal Otago with westerly winds, southwesterlies freshen this afternoon with
showers, possibly heavy with hail and thunderstorms then clearing this evening.
Showers, some heavy and squally about Southland with hail and thunderstorms,
strong westerlies. Showers ease about Southland late afternoon onwards. Cloudy
spells about Central Otago with westerlies and the odd shower, winds tend
southwest in the afternoon with showers becoming a little more widespread then
clearing in the evening. Some snow may fall in the hills / ranges of Southland
and southern parts of Central Otago to 800m.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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