Sunday's national forecast - Weakening tropical low pressure brings some rain to the north east


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A large area of tropical low pressure today moves down towards the East Cape/Gisborne region with rain meanwhile in the South Island a low in the southern Tasman Sea approaches the West Coast.

NORTH ISLAND:
Dry in many places to begin with but showers around East Cape and Gisborne turn to rain today for a time with heavy falls possible, especially in the ranges. This area of rain and showers will drift westwards and may spread into some parts of Bay of Plenty, Coromandel Peninsula and even GBI, eastern Northland and Hawke's Bay by tonight. Otherwise a dry day with easterly quarter winds in many places. Driest and sunniest in the west and south west from Wellington to Taranaki to Waikato plains.
Highs: 20 to 30 (coolest around Gisborne with thicker clouds, easterlies and rain in the area. Hottest in the west, towards King Country, Waikato plains and south west around Manawatu).

SOUTH ISLAND:
A sunny, hot, dry day in most regions. May be some rain around Fiordland. Hottest weather inland with highs possibly up to 30.
Highs: 22 to 31 (coolest in coastal areas).

- WeatherWatch.co.nz