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This week is topsy-turvy

This week has a bit of everything and there’ll be only a few isolated areas that will escape the rain and showers.More than 95% of the country over the next 7 days should see moisture at some stage.

It’s not all doom and gloom however with long sunny spells in some areas with the odd frosty night possible too but in the main, changeable is a term that could best describe the next five days.

Today and a part of tomorrow appear to be the most settled nationally but even then there are a few exceptions.
Some rain or showers should continue to pepper Gisborne and Hawkes Bay today.
Last night reports were coming in of high winds and very heavy rain in the Gisborne region but an easing is expected throughout today. Wairarapa and Wellington should see showers clear later this morning as the southerly fades.A shower is possible for the far north later today but at this stage nothing too significant is expected.
Over the mainland, cloud should build and thicken in Westland and Fiordland with a few sprinkles but heavier falls are more than likely from tonight.

Later in the week a mass of polar air should move into the south bringing quite wintry conditions as the weekend approaches. Winds are expected to pick up with temperatures expected in single figures over southern parts of the country. 


SW on 3/05/2009 8:09pm

When you run your mouse over the metservice rain forecast chart over the next week it looks as if N.Z is a magnet to the troughs,They move up from the tasman,peak across us then move south once they pass the east coast.

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