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Sunday’s national forecast – sunshine, showers and southerlies

The low that brought some heavy rain to the upper North Island overnight Friday and early Saturday is now clearing away to the north east of East Cape leaving mostly clear skies behind for many.

Meanwhile over south eastern Australia lies a high pressure system.

Between the departing low to New Zealand’s north and the large high over south eastern Aussie lies a cold incoming southerly that brings a mix of showers for some regions and dry, sunny, weather for others as it spreads up the nation today and tomorrow.

The temperatures will drop in most places over today and Monday. Our mountains and ranges should keep most showers fairly isolated to eastern coastal areas while creating sunny skies and perfect holiday weather for many others.

Upper North Island
A mostly sunny day with light winds to fresh southerlies. A few showers may clip Northland today to the north or north west. Gisborne and East Cape have a showery, cool, day.
Highs: 13 to 17

Lower North Island
Mostly dry and fairly sunny inland and to the west. A few showers in Wellington and eastern regions of the North Island with colder southerlies moving in across the day.
Highs: 11 to 14

Upper South Island
Calm then southerlies developing, colder as the day goes on. Showers mainly in the east. Quite sunny in Nelson and the northern West Coast but can’t rule out some cloudy spells with the risk of an isolated shower.
Highs: 7 to 13 (coldest in Canterbury and eastern coastal Marlborough later).

Lower South Island
Cold southerlies fading out to calm later with any remaining showers in the east (mostly) shifting to the upper half of the South Island. Frosts tonight in many areas. Mainly sunny on the West Coast and much warmer too.
Highs: 7 or 8 (13 for the West Coast)




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