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Tuesday’s national forecast

Sunny areas and some cloud over most of the North Island today, winds will be light. A few brief showers possible at times however for most places. Cloudier along the east coast and about Wellington with periods of rain, heavy at times and east to southeasterly winds. Temperatures quite mild especially north of the Waikato reaching 17 or 18 degrees. In the mid teens elsewhere however low double figures in the Wairarapa and Wellington.

South to southeasterly winds will be strong possibly gale force later in the day about Cook Strait, Wellington and southern areas of Wairarapa.

Sunny for most on the South Island’s West Coast with southeasterly breezes, perhaps a few showers spreading into Buller and western Tasman from the east however with cloudier skies. Rain spreads to most regions north of Christchurch by midday, winds will be cool from the south. In Marlborough rain will be heavy at times with strong to gale force southerly winds developing especially on the coast by evening. Skies will be becoming cloudy by midday from Christchurch south to about Ashburton and there may be some drizzle develop then also, drizzle will be more widespread later in the day. Cool with southerlies.

Mostly sunny about South Canterbury, Otago and Southland after a frosty start however light south to southeasterly winds develop in the evening with some cloud, drizzle at night mainly in the east. Temperatures between 9 and 11 degrees for most today however a degree or two warmer about the top of the South Island. The West Coast should get afternoon temperatures into the mid teens perhaps even up to 16 or 17 degrees in South Westland if your lucky enough to be in the area for the day.


Derek on 24/07/2012 1:58am

Grief we are having some very heavy rain here this afternoon, really pelting down not so long ago, nowhere near like yesterday.
Going to check around basement for flooding as drains were overflowing.

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