So will it rain on NYE or not?

SIOBHAN DOWNES
Last updated 13:35 30/12/2013
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SUNNY DAYS: Holidaymakers of Coromandel, fear not, sunshine in on the way.

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Holidaymakers dampened by wet weather need not abandon their tents just yet - there is "light at the end of the tunnel", MetService says.

While remnants of the weather system that caused downpours would bring showers to most of the country today, it should clear up by tomorrow, MetService meteorologist Dan Corbett said.

"We are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, it is looking better, and, believe it or not, New Year's Eve for a good part of the country is going to be dry," he said.

"It's going to be one of those days tomorrow, people will be outside, they might be at the campsite - hopefully drying out. Just a good day."

Places that were worst hit during the recent storms, such as Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty, were looking good over the next couple of days, as was the Hawke's Bay, Corbett said.
But the weather was in a "rollercoaster" phase, which could mean a "slightly damp start" to the new year.

"The weather is just in a bit of an up-and-down active phase ... so they'll want to take the waterproof tent and a raincoat," Corbett said.

"There could be a couple of showers, but not as mean or nasty as we've seen."

HOLIDAY HOT SPOTS FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE

Gisborne - high of 25.
Hastings - high of 26.
Kerikeri - high of 23.
Napier - high of 25.
Tauranga - high of 24.
Thames - high of 23.
Whakatane - high of 24.
Whangarei - high of 24.
Whitianga - high of 23.
Blenheim - high of 24.
Motueka - high of 23.

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