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Thursday’s national forecast

The South Island didn’t get as much rain yesterday as was orginally expected.  The dying front that was the focus for what rain did fall yesterday, will be the focus for today’s North Island rain.  But again, it looks like it will be less than what was originally forecast yesterday.  But, it’s not going to be a dry day either.  The front will move very slowly across the North Island today.  As long as it is hanging around, the rain will as well.

For the North Island, expect plenty of cloud cover throughout the day with spotty showers.  Hawkes Bay, the Waikato and the Coromandel Peninsula will have the best chance for light showers in the morning.  Auckland and Northland could see some light showers this morning and then a better chance for showers late this afternoon and this evening.  The rest of the island could see passing showers from time to time, mainly this afternoon and this evening.  But chances are small.  It all depends on where the front moves and how big of a hurry it’s in to get there.

High across the North Island will be in the upper teens to lower 20’s.

For the South Island, a few showers are possible for the northern sections of the West Coast and for Nelson.  Otherwise, look for clouds and cool temperatures for most areas.  Highs will range from the middle to upper teens.  Central Otago could be the exception with some sunshine and wamer temps.  Highs could push into the lower to middle 20’s.



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