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Your official Christmas Day forecast! – 2011

UPDATED 8:30am Christmas Day (final update) — A large high will remain over New Zealand bringing settled weather to most places. 

However the high has been producing a few showers, especially over the central/upper North Island.

This pattern is expected to continue on Christmas Day,

Regional Forecasts

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Gisborne

Mostly sunny but cloudy periods in the afternoon may produce a few isolated showers.  Sea breezes or light winds.

High: 22 to 25

Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti, Wellington

Mostly sunny, light winds or light easterlies.  Afternoon cloudy periods possible, especially around BOP and Waikato – and could be an isolated shower or two, otherwise dry.

High: 21 to 26

The entire South Island

Sunny or mostly sunn – cloudy periods in deeo south. Risk of a heavy afternoon shower inland near the ranges otherwise dry for most places! Little to no wind or sea breezes.

Highs: 22 to 30 (30 likely in Central Otago only)

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays to all our readers!

– Homepage image / File, CM Kong

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Guest on 24/12/2011 9:12pm

Agree what a beautiful day in invercargill great way to spend xmas!

LM on 24/12/2011 7:58pm

Another gorgeous start to the day in Invercargill. Merry Christmas WeatherWatch!!

Guest on 23/12/2011 5:32pm

Well if we can’t get snow at Christmas it is great to see NZ having warm, dry and sunny weather.

Kate C on 22/12/2011 7:02pm

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Hey guys,
A top job from all of you for 2011. Easily the best and most accurate weather website on the Internet.
Awesome work from everyone and may you all have a great (and sunny!!) Xmas and New Year.

Jo on 20/12/2011 10:29pm

Excellent service – so pleased to have discovered your site. Keep up the good work. A merry Christmas to you all

Nicola on 19/12/2011 7:47am

Merry Christmas and thanks to all at Weather Watch for a FANTASTIC service. I’ve said it before but YOU GUYS ROCK! May the weather be fabulous wherever you are holidaying this Christmas! (especially if it’s anywhere near where I’m holidaying!!!)

GuestJohn on 18/12/2011 7:26am

What a wonderful service you provide. I am a very long standing weather watcher and am delighted to see possibles and probables included with so much other detail on this superb site. Bravo! John A.

Gabe on 18/12/2011 12:51am

As always we appreciate you and the service you provide, Weatherwatch has become a part of daily life!!

Have a wonderful Christmas and go safely into the New year.

One wish – do you see a wind free time for Taranaki :o)

Blessings G

Peter of Dunedin on 17/12/2011 8:49pm

Merry Christmas and thankyou to you all at WeatherWatch.

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