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2018 Christmas forecast

Section
News,
Publish Date
Thursday, 20 December 2018, 3:57PM
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It's about this time of year that we look to the future and wonder what the weather will be like for Christmas Day …

Luckily we have trawled through MetService, so you don’t have to!

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It seems like the South Island is the place you want to be for a sunny Christmas, while many locations around the North Island are set to be cloudy and raining.

The good news is North Islanders get to wear their ugly Christmas sweaters inside …

Check out the full forecast for December 25 … fingers crossed is fines up a bit before now and the big day!

NORTH ISLAND

Kaitaia

Forecast for: Rain
High: 23°C
Low: 17°C
Overview: Rain, with some heavy falls. Strong north-easterlies.

Whangarei

Forecast for: Rain
High: 23°C
Low: 18°C
Overview: Rain, with some heavy falls. Strong north-easterlies.

Auckland

Forecast for: Rain
High: 24°C
Low: 17°C
Overview: Rain developing, possibly heavy. North-easterlies becoming strong.

Hamilton

Forecast for: Cloudy with a chance of showers
High: 23°C
Low: 15°C
Overview: Becoming cloudy. Rain and north-easterlies developing later.

Tauranga

Forecast for: Light showers
High: 22°C
Low: 17°C
Overview: Rain developing, chance heavy later. North-easterlies.

Rotorua

Forecast for: Light showers
High: 20°C
Low: 14°C
Overview: Becoming cloudy. Rain and north-easterlies developing.

Taupo

Forecast for: Light showers
High: 21°C
Low: 12°C
Overview: Becoming cloudy. Rain and north-easterlies developing.

New Plymouth

Forecast for: Cloudy
High: 23°C
Low: 15°C
Overview: Cloud increasing. Easterlies.

Gisborne

Forecast for: Cloudy
High: 24°C
Low: 14°C
Overview: Cloud gradually increasing. Northerlies.

Napier

Forecast for: Cloudy
High: 24°C
Low: 16°C
Overview: Cloud gradually increasing. North-easterlies.

Palmerston North

Forecast for: Rain
High: 25°C
Low: 15°C
Overview: Rain with north-easterlies.

Wellington

Forecast for: Partly cloudy
High: 23°C
Low: 15°C
Overview: High cloud increasing. Northerlies strengthening.

SOUTH ISLAND

Nelson

Forecast for: Sunny
High: 23°C
Low: 13°C
Overview: Fine with light winds.

Blenheim

Forecast for: Sunny
High: 26°C
Low: 10°C
Overview: Fine. Northeast breezes.

Greymouth

Forecast for: Sunny
High: 21°C
Low: 11°C
Overview: Fine. Southwest breezes.

Kaikoura

Forecast for: Sunny
High: 23°C
Low: 12°C
Overview: Fine with northeast winds.

Christchurch

Forecast for: Sunny
High: 24°C
Low: 10°C
Overview: Fine with north-easterlies.

Timaru

Forecast for: Sunny
High: 22°C
Low: 10°C
Overview: Fine with northeast breezes.

Queenstown

Forecast for: Sunny
High: 26°C
Low: 9°C
Overview: Fine. Westerlies.

Dunedin

Forecast for: Sunny
High: 22°C
Low: 13°C
Overview: Fine with northeast breezes.

Invercargill

Forecast for: Sunny
High: 23°C
Low: 11°C
Overview: Fine. Northwest winds.

Merry Christmas, New Zealand!

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