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Southerly change this week to bring cooler weather

Southerly change this week to bring cooler weather

A front is set to move northwards over New Zealand during Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing a period of rain and a change to cooler southerly winds.

“This is not uncommon for this time of year, but it should be a noticeable change from the warm and humid conditions that have prevailed over most of the country for the last few days,” said MetService Meteorologist Stephen Glassey.

The front moves over the South Island on Tuesday, with temperatures expected to drop into the mid-teens for most places there after its passage. On Wednesday, a low-pressure system is expected to develop on the front as it moves onto the North Island. This may mean that the rain and southerly winds hang around parts of the North Island until late in the week, whereas the rain should clear most of the South Island on Wednesday. “North Islanders should also notice a dip in temperatures from Wednesday,” added Glassey.

To get the most up to date information on severe weather around the country, or any other forecasts, see metservice.com or on mobile devices at m.metservice.com. You can also follow our updates on MetService TV, at MetService New Zealand on Facebook, @metservice and @MetServiceWARN on Twitter and at blog.metservice.com

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