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Sunday’s national forecast – Sun shines for some, Rain returns for others

Those few that may have had a cloudy or showery Saturday should have a sunny Sunday, and many North Islanders are likely to enjoy more dry weather as high pressure dominates.

There is a switch happening today – sub-tropical winds may even drift in for some areas creating for increasingly milder weather but also bringing in the risk of fog patches here and there.

Rain returns to the West Coast (where sunny weather prevailed throughout the wintry blast last last week) and nor’westers build elsewhere over the South Island and Cook Strait.

North Island:
Frosts in sheltered areas. Dry with light winds. NW winds build around Cook Strait and Wellington. A mainly sunny day but early fog and mist patches possible. Clouds may also build in some areas, like Cook Strait and to the west. 
Highs: 11 to 16 (many main centres around 14)

South Island:
Rain on the West Coast with heavy falls. Some showers or wet weather likely to spill into Southland and Otago. Mainly dry elsewhere with high cloud increasing. Northerly quarter winds for most, but a southerly or westerly change is likely in the south. Some light snow showers are likely through the alpine interior, in places like Twizel etc.
Highs: 3 (interior), 7 to 12 (most coastal centres) with 14 in Nelson and Blenheim thanks to the subtropical NW winds.



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