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Sunday’s national forecast – In comes a Mother’s Day rainmaker

Today starts off dry in many regions – and mild – but a large low in the Tasman Sea is coming our way and will cross New Zealand this evening.

It means most places get a period of rain and wind today, some first thing, others not until the end of the day.

Clouds increasing today and northerlies strengthening. A mainly dry morning in most places but the chance of a shower. Rain moves in from the west around this afternoon with rain setting in this evening. However eastern areas like Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and Wairarapa may have a mostly dry, sunny day. 
Highs: 18 to 23

Rain moves in to the West Coast this morning and spills over into parts of Southland and Otago and Nelson. Canterbury and Marlborough should stay mostly dry until later. Heavy falls on the West Coast, especially this evening. Mild northerly quarter winds turn colder southerly in the south today and spread across the rest of the island tonight or overnight.
Highs: 12 to 19



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