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Sunday’s national forecast – Northerlies kick in, rain clouds approach (+10 Maps)

Sunday will be milder thanks to northerly quarter winds kicking in nationwide ahead of a strong westerly change on Monday in many places.

Rain will be heavy on the West Coast, Nelson region and again spilling over into Marlborough. These are the same regions impacted by flooding 9 days ago so there is heightened risk for slips, road closures – and yes, even some flooding (although we expect any potential flooding to be more localised/less widespread).

High pressure today moves out to the east of the country allowing the milder northerly to come in and to let the rain bands from the Tasman Sea move closer to the western side of NZ.

Check your hyper-local forecast to drill down deeper with temperatures, rainfall totals and wind speeds. For even more details (including air pressure, wind gusts, Fog Forecaster and Frost Forecaster) please visit (a WeatherWatch product powered by IBM).

Accumulated Rainfall forecast to 6am this coming Friday
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