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Sunday’s National Forecast – a messy day across the country

A large low is today crossing New Zealand bringing a real variety of weather conditions.

From mild nor’westers and sub-tropical downpours in the north, to calm for many in the middle and colder and wetter for those in the deep south.

Upper North Island
Early heavy rain eases and tracks east into eastern BOP and East Cape/Gisborne area. In the far east it may set in and is ‘one to watch’ in case of localised flooding. Elsewhere showers and mild NW winds are expected. There may even be sunny spells.
Highs: 14 to 16

Lower North Island
Early rain eases to mostly dry weather, may be a few showers especially near the Tasman Sea, some may be heavy (but isolated). Northerly quarter winds.
Highs: 14 to 16

Upper South Island
Early showers, mostly in the coastal fringes, drying out. A mainly dry day with sunny spells possible. Light variable winds.
Highs: 12 to 15

Lower South Island
Early rain tracks south and becomes mostly confined to Southland or coastal areas later. Winds turning more southerly. 
Highs: 5 to 9



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