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Today’s Gonna Be Warm!

Warm, humid, weather will linger over much of New Zealand today as a number of weak fronts get trapped under a ridge of high pressure trying to spread down from the north. 

The result will be partly cloudy and humid conditions, especially in northern coastal regions, while drier and hotter weather will spread elsewhere.

The afternoon’s shaping up to be a hot one in a number of spots with many main centres north of about Canterbury climbing into the mid, possibly upper, 20s.

Lack of wind over northern regions will help make conditions feel muggier while a cooler sou’wester will keep temperatures in the late teens/20 for coastal Otago, Southland and the West Coast.

The computer models at show a mainly dry week in the North Island with a low in the south creating strong nor’westers over the South Island on Thursday.

High air pressure should remain over much of the upper North Island until the end of the week with cloudy periods remaining in coastal areas.

In other words, this week is looking pretty pleasant and warm in the north, hot and dry in the east, and windy in the south.

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