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Settled weather comes to an end
Covering period of Monday 5 - Thursday 8 December
We’ve enjoyed some settled weather over the past few days but, according to MetService, a change is on the way. The ridge of high pressure which held steady over the North Island is set to move away to the east on Wednesday making way for a series of more active weather systems coming from the Tasman Sea.

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Short Forecast

Valid to Midnight Tuesday

Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula
Partly cloudy today. Cloud increasing tomorrow with patchy evening rain.

In the west from Waikato to Kapiti Coast, including Taumarunui and Taihape
Mostly fine today. Cloudy periods tomorrow, but longer afternoon fine breaks.

Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Wellington, also Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury High Country
Mainly fine. Isolated afternoon and evening showers, mostly about the ranges.

Canterbury Plains and Christchurch
Cloud clearing this afternoon, then returning tomorrow afternoon with a few showers for the foothills.

Buller, Westland
Cloudy periods, isolated showers retreating to the ranges tomorrow afternoon, and becoming mainly fine elsewhere.

Otago, Southland, Fiordland
Often cloudy with isolated showers. A period of rain in Fiordland, Southland and Clutha this evening. Gradually clearing from the south tomorrow.

Chatham Islands
Cloudy periods, showers tomorrow afternoon.

Extended Forecast

North Island: Rain developing north of Waitomo. Showers for eastern regions. Partly cloudy elsewhere. South Island: Partly cloudy, but cloudier inland with isolated showers about the ranges.

Rain spreading across the country through the day, possibly heavy about the upper and eastern North Island and the western South Island.

North Island: Partly cloudy with isolated showers in the west, turning to rain late from Northland to Taranaki. Mainly fine in the east. South Island: Rain in the west, possibly heavy late. Partly cloudy in the east, with a few showers early and late in the day.

Chatham Islands
Cloudy periods and a shower or two on Wednesday with strong southwesterlies, dying out by evening. Mainly fine with northeasterlies developing on Thursday. Rain developing on Friday with northeasterlies becoming strong.

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Tropical Cyclone Bulletin

Tropical Cyclone Season Outlook

Issued: 11:06am Wed, 12 Oct

Cyclone activity in the coming Tropical Cyclone Season is forecast to be near average, with a range of 6 to 10 named cyclones expected to occur in the Southwest Pacific between November and April. At least three of these may be severe, reaching category three or higher ...

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