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Wednesday sees an end to the break in the rough weather on Tuesday - as heavy rain, strong winds and thunder all return through the midweek.

Sunny areas and increasing cloud dominate the Upper North Island on Wednesday, along with the chance of a shower from midday.

There are long dry spells in the forecast also, along with winds from the northwest.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: July 26, 2016, 5:56 am

If you've had clear skies lately you have probably noticed something - there's extra daylight both mornings and evenings across New Zealand.

With the shortest day of the year over four weeks behind us, we're now seeing quite a bit more daylight during the evenings, and the sun is also rising a little earlier.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: July 26, 2016, 5:34 am

48 hours ago it was hovering around zero with snow in Dunedin - this hour it's between 9 and 14 degrees under stunning sunny skies. The air flow is warmer today - on Sunday it was hitting the lower South Island direct from near Antarctica and Dunedin was between 0 and 3 degrees in the middle of the afternoon.  The day before that the South Island had an airflow from the sub-tropics!

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: July 26, 2016, 3:20 am

Tuesday has seen a bit of a break in the recent wild weather around New Zealand, though it's not for long - as we will see on Wednesday!

The westerlies are back through the midweek, bringing showers and some rain in western areas, as tropical air is funneled over the country.

Thursday brings yet another change, however - check out the specifics with Philip

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: July 26, 2016, 2:10 am

High winds described by the State Emergency Service as a "storm cell" have ripped through Somerton Park in Adelaide, damaging roofs and bringing down trees.

SES spokesman John Carr said the cell hit Somerton Park about 4:30pm.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: July 25, 2016, 8:56 pm

WeatherWatch.co.nz has renamed this season "Sprinter" due to the windy, generally warmer than average weather we've been getting this winter.  The spring + winter formula looks set to continue for the rest of July with mild weather in many places this week and a return to gale westerlies around Thursday and into the weekend.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: July 25, 2016, 6:09 pm

A rough start to the week continues in some parts of the country, with cold, rough conditions sticking around in places.

Wind remains a factor all through the week, as the strong westerly systems stick with us through winter.

Tuesday

A cold start for the South Island; frosty.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: July 25, 2016, 6:00 pm
An area of low pressure passes over the North Island today, moving from west to east, with some rain this morning, then clearing in the afternoon. The South Island is mainly settled under a ridge of a high pressure, but a northerly airflow gradually develops during the day, however. Heavy rain and possible thunderstorms for the West Coast overnight.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: July 25, 2016, 4:00 pm

It's a wet start for most as a low pressure system moves over the North Island, moving from west to east during the morning and afternoon.

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: July 25, 2016, 4:04 am

It was a very busy weekend with winds close to 200km/h, snow, downpours and dramatic temperatures.

This week isn't so crazy with the first few days of the week far more settled and a bit milder.

By the the end of the week gales and rain returns with a potential short lived polar blast on Sunday and next Monday (Aug1).

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Author: wwadmin
Posted: July 25, 2016, 1:33 am