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Sunday’s national forecast – Quite a cold day for some, much warmer and wetter for others

A low in the Tasman Sea is bring a windy weekend to the south eastern side of Australia and now it’s about to bring wet weather to parts of NZ, mostly the North Island.

A burst of brief morning rain for the upper and western North Island – in fact for some it will just be a burst of showers. More set in rain likely around the lower half of the island. Refer to your local forecast for more details. Temperature-wise the top of the island is warmer than average but the south and east are colder as a southerly change works its way northwards. Parts of Wairarapa and Hawke’s Bay will only reach single digit highs today. Snow on the mountains and southern/eastern ranges too – possibly heavy higher up. A real contrast in temperatures between the top of the North Island and the south east of the island!
Highs: 7 to 18, but maybe even 20 in the very north

A cold southerly change moves up the island with daytime highs wel below normal in the east. There may be a few low level snow flurries here and there in Canterbury from Banks Peninsula northwards but accumulations will be minimal and isolated. Some rain comes in around Nelson or north west of Nelson later in the day or evening with clouds thickening in the north. Mildest and sunniest in the west but late cloud and showers may reach Westport from the north.
Highs: 6 to 15, a number of places in single digits along the entire eastern side



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