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Tuesday’s national forecast

Rain is on its way back into the forecast.

But not necessarily for today.  A pocket of dry air will help to keep all but Fiordland dry in the deep south of the South Island.

A few showers may try to make an end run around the slot of dry air and drip some drops on Dunedin during the early afternoon.  But, for the most part the populated areas of both islands should see a dry day.

For the South Island, look for clouds to increase throughout the day.  Northwest winds will increase across the deep south during the afternoon.  Fresh westerlies are expected for the rest of the island.  Everyone should see a dry day with the exceptions of the coastal sections of the deep south where showers are possible.  Rain will become more likely after sunset for Southland and Otago.  Highs will range from the lower to middle 20’s.

For the North Island, expect a fairly sunny Tuesday with some cloudy periods for Northland and Auckland.  However, Wellington and Palmerston North could see a a lot of cloud cover with a few showers popping up.  Look for fresh north to northwest breezes for the southern half of the island.  North to northeast winds will be the rule for northern half.  Highs will range from 20 around Wellington to the mid 20’s elsewhere.



Guest on 31/01/2012 12:09am

Metservice has forecasted 30 for Christchurch today. 23 now at 1pm. Yea I don’t really think 30 will happen today

aaron on 31/01/2012 4:32am

Metservice forecasted 28 for Dunedin and it is, however Weatherwatch says a high of 22, guess they win some and lose some

sw on 30/01/2012 5:38pm

This is more like a decent forecast,at least for the upper half of the north island finally.

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