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Thursday’s national forecast

A front moves over the upper South Island today and onto the lower North Island overnight. Westerlies cover the country so the weather is mostly wet on the South Island’s West Coast and dry out east, in the North Island dry weather out east also, in the west it is mainly dry however some rain develops in the southwestern corner later in the evening.

Upper North Island

Northwesterly breezes, cloudy areas with some sun at times, winds tending more northeast about Gisborne.
HIGHS: 26-28

Lower North Island

Northwesterly breezes with mostly cloudy skies in the west, sunny out east with some high cloud. Winds may tend more northeasterly about Hawkes Bay. Later in the evening showers develop from Taranaki through to Wellington.
HIGHS: 22-24 in the West, 27-30 in the east

Upper South Island

Rain on the West Coast with heavy thundery falls easing later in the afternoon, rain spreading into Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds, coastal Marlborough may see rain spread from the west at times then clearing at night. Mostly sunny in Canterbury today with any morning rain clearing, breezy northwesterly winds however.
HIGHS: 18-19 on the West Coast. 20 for Nelson, 24-27 in Canterbury and Marlborough

Lower South Island

Rain on the West Coast with gusty northwesterlies, gusty northwesterlies out east also however dry with some cloud especially in Southland.
HIGHS: 20-23


David on 9/01/2013 5:10pm

Gee, what happened to the tough front moving up the country?
Looks like it’s falling apart heading into high pressure.

Got all my lawns done yesterday in anticipation of rough weather today, fine morning with a normal Wellington Nor’Wester.


WW Forecast Team on 9/01/2013 5:54pm

Hi David

Winds will blow today but some rain by possible late today/tonight so it’s yet to come.

Good job with the lawns by the way!



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