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Sunday’s national forecast – the Antarctic blasts eases

Across today the Antarctic blast over the country gets pushed further and further east of New Zealand thanks to an incoming high pressure system which is calming things down.

As winds continue to ease further today it means frosts will be more widespread overnight tonight – and heavier.

It’s a cold day today – but some areas will have the sun, cloudiest weather (and highest chance for showers) is again eastern areas, mainly in the North Island.

All showers should be gone by the end of the day.


Upper North Island:
A cold start inland. Southerlies, fresh in some areas, but easing across the day. Mostly Sunny. May be a few showers around Gisborne.
Highs: 9 to 14

Lower North Island:
Cold with morning showers clearing in southern and eastern areas. Southerlies windy in exposed areas, easing as the day goes on. Cold first thing, especially western & central areas.
Highs: 7 to 13

Upper South Island:
Early frosts possible in sheltered areas then cold with any early showers in the east clearing during the morning. Sunny elsewhere, especially northern, inland and western areas. Heavy frosts possible tonight inland.
Highs: 6 to 13

Lower South Island:
Frosts inland, some heavy. Be aware of black ice. A sunny day for most areas, especially inland. Winds easing. Heavy frosts likely tonight.
Highs: 5 to 9 



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