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Thursday’s national forecast

A dying sub-tropical low will keep things rather unsettled on both islands today.

However, the threat for heavy rain and damaging wind has come to an end for the most part.  A few brief bursts of heavy rain are possible early this morning about the southern half of the North Island and the northern tip of the South Island.  The chance for heavy rain will come to an end in these areas by early afternoon.

For the northern North Island, look for periods of passing showers today along with some breezy north winds.

For the rest of the South Island, a brief period of rain is possible for the upper West Coast.  Otherwise, look for scattered showers for most areas.  Southland and Otago should see a mainly dry morning and afternoon, but showers could develop this evening.

By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph


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