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Sunday’s national forecast – the weather for the last day of 2017

An active cold front will today push in from the Tasman Sea to the South Island’s western coastline bringing rain with some heavy falls.

Elsewhere conditions remain mostly dry.

Most areas should be mild in the evening except for the lower half of the South Island which should have a cooler southerly by evening.

North Island:
Northerly quarter breezes a mix of sun and cloud. Clouds thicken in the south to south west as the day progresses with a chance of drizzle or a few spits of rain in the evening, otherwise dry or mainly dry.
Highs: 20 to 26
Midnight temps: 16 to 20

South Island:
Rain moving up the West Coast with a few heavy falls. Some spillover later on into areas like Nelson, Southland and Otago but still dry or mostly dry in the east. Winds from the northerly quarter turn cooler southerly in the southern half of the island by midnight. A few showers possible in Canterbury at night too.
Highs: 16 to 24
Midnight temps: 12 to 17



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