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Weather headlines (x2): Weather for Sunday, Heavy rain & gales upper North Island Monday

Here’s what is making the weather headlines this weekend.


Expect a northeasterly airflow over the country on Sunday, freshening for the upper North Island. A high lies to our southeast and a big low to the northwest.

The upper North Island is mostly cloudy with showers pushing down from the north, rain moves into Northland in the afternoon, reaching Auckland around midnight. The east coast has some light drizzle, out west expect sun / high cloud.

The South Island has some cloud in the east, especially Canterbury with a few drizzle patches along the coastal fringe. Nelson and Marlborough have some sun but expect high cloud too. Southland and Central Otago has mostly sunny weather. The West Coast should be mostly sunny apart from a few showers for Fiordland, some high cloud in the north.

Frosty to start the day for the inner South Island and about the Central Plateau.


A front pushing down from the northwest over the upper North Island on Monday brings some heavy rain, starting out for Northland in the morning, reaching Auckland in the afternoon then Waikato and Bay Of Plenty in the evening.

Expect strong east to northeasterly winds for the upper North Island on Monday also.


Roy on 23/07/2022 7:28pm

your weather reports AND detailed explanations , are the best ever.
We are learning how to understand weather maps , because of your detailed explanations .
As we live and farm rurally it is very important to us .
Thankyou so much .

WW Forecast Team on 24/07/2022 7:28pm

Hi Roy – thank you so much for the really kind comment, it means heaps to us know that we are helping those who are working outside in the elements. Hope this week isn’t too bad at your farm!
Philip Duncan

Steve Bradley on 22/07/2022 11:15pm

Love your service. Not so keen on some of your maps. Your weekend rain maps for example, I can barely make out the word Auckland on one and cannot see the island outlines. Any chance of some improvement.

WW Forecast Team on 24/07/2022 7:30pm

Hi Steve, we’re a small free business up against THREE Government run commercial weather forecasters. We all collectively fund these three forecasters yet none of them provide free mapping. We have built what we can. The rain maps are best used as a guide – at a quick glance it’s easy to see which areas have heavy rain, which ones do not. But if you need rainfall totals the maps aren’t accurate enough, you need to use the hourly and daily totals we have here at and
Philip Duncan

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