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The latest Meridian forecast

Weather for the west of the region.

Weather for the east of the region.

Today: Cloudy with heavy, persistent and occasionally thundery rain for the north of the region at first. This soon easing, leaving a mainly dry, bright and warm day, although isolated thunderstorms could develop later. Cooler towards the east coast. Maximum temperature 23 deg C (73 deg F).

Tonight: Any showers dying out through the evening to leave a dry night. It will become increasingly cloudy in the east with mist patches pushing inland on cool easterly winds. Minimum temperature 13 deg C (55 deg F).

Saturday: Western parts of the region will have thundery showers clearing to sunshine, however, the risk of thunderstorms returns later with the potential for large rainfall totals and hail. Maximum temperature 26 deg C (79 deg F).

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Dry and bright for most through the outlook period, with warm sunny spells but thunderstorms possible at times. Cooler on the coast in easterly winds.