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Sunny And On The Cool Side For Election Day


Sunny And On The Cool Side For Election Day

MetService meteorologists are forecasting sunny conditions, with slowly rising temperatures, over most of the country for Election Day.

"An anticyclone is expected to be centred over New Zealand on Saturday morning and that means clear skies and light winds", commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "There may well be a frosty start to the day for many South Island and central North Island locations.

Mr. McDavitt added that release from the current cold conditions is likely to be rather slow. "Temperatures on Saturday will still be somewhat on the cool side of average. Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin are forecast to reach a mere 12 C, and Auckland 17. The far north should be warmest with 19 C, and may get some brief showers in the afternoon."

"It will be good weather for everyone to get out and cast their votes".

On Sunday and Monday the weather pattern is likely to change, with a trough moving in from the Tasman Sea bringing strong northerly winds to many places, and rain to the south and west of the South Island.


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