Most of the country is in for unsettled, cooler weather this
Christmas Day as a wet front makes its way up the country.
MetService forecaster Ian Gall said tomorrow would be
generally fine for most places, although the wind would pick
up in Wellington.
In Dunedin the forecast is for a cool southwesterly and
A trough moving in from the Tasman sea would start to produce
rain in the deep south late tomorrow, which would move up the
West Coast on Tuesday and bring heavy showers with it.
The front was expected to be sitting near the middle of the
country by midnight Tuesday before sweeping over the North
Island on Christmas Day.
"It's quite a patchy affair. It's just going to be quite an
unsettled day with most people seeing some rain at some
stage," Mr Gall said.
"But at least the front moves through pretty quickly over the
North Island on Christmas Day ... and some places will get
Accompanying the rain, south-westerly winds would bring
cooler temperatures for most of the country, which has so far
enjoyed a warm December.
"It won't be cold but there will be a noticeable cooling when
the front goes past," Mr Gall said.
"The winds will be changing pretty readily on Tuesday over
the South Island to the cooler southwesterlies and it'll
happen over the North Island on Christmas Day."