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Issued at: 20 September 2019 13:00

TODAY - Friday 20th September

A dry and warm day with sunny spells. High of 18 to 21 Celsius. Southeast winds mostly moderate in strength but fresh to strong and gusty at times along coasts.


Dry overnight with clear spells. Lows of 10 or 14 Celsius in mostly moderate southeast breezes but fresh to strong and gusty at times along coasts.

Solar UV Index

Moderate on Friday

UV Index

TOMORROW - Saturday 21st September

Warm and dry with sunny spells to start the day. Cloud will increase from the southwest during the afternoon bringing outbreaks of showery rain through the late afternoon or evening with the odd heavy and thundery one possible. High of 19 to 21 Celsius in moderate to fresh and gusty, southeast winds but strong along coasts.

National Outlook

HEADLINE: Staying very unsettled into next week with some wet and very windy interludes.

A spell of sometimes heavy rain will affect all areas during Saturday night, accompanied by fresh southeast winds.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy, cooler and windy with further showery outbreaks of rain. Some heavy downpours are possible locally, but winds veering southwest will have eased and rain will clear in the evening.

Monday will begin bright and dry in most places. Another batch of rain and strong winds arriving in the west before midday will quickly spread countrywide with strong to gale force southerly winds. The rain will ease for a time on Monday night and winds will moderate.

More rain will follow on Tuesday again accompanied by strong winds and temperatures falling back below normal. Some sizeable accumulations of rainfall are possible and then very showery and blustery conditions will follow for Wednesday.

Present signs are for a continuation of distinctly unsettled cool and windy weather for the second half of next week.


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