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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Monday

A front moves northwards over the South Island on Monday reaching the North Island in the evening, northwestrlies precede the front then tending west to northwest in behind.


Sunday's national forecast - goodbye severe weather

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The deep low is no more, it has now unravelled quite a bit and is quite a weak system to the east of the country. Behind it we have a calmer wind flow for most areas with a nor'west air flow developing in southern New Zealand this afternoon and evening.

Today won't have perfect weather in all regions but compared to the past few days many areas should be drier, calmer and sunnier.


Storm event comes to a slow end as rain finally starts to fade in Chch

FINAL UPDATE 8:20pm --- Rain is coming to a gradual end in Christchurch this evening with a mix of light falls, drizzle and developing dry areas. While some briefly heavier rain/showers may still flare up the chances of concerning rainfall is now significantly starting to drop.


Saturday's national forecast

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A strong Southerly airflow over the South Island spreads over the North Island in the evening, meanwhile a deep low centre over central New Zealand slowly moves eastwards during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning rain (possibly heavy) then easing to showers, gusty westerlies tend southwest later in the day.


Weather Video: Your weekend forecast and beyond

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A very deep low is crossing the country over Friday and Saturday bringing strong winds and heavy rain across parts of the nation.

Heaviest rain is likely to be around Otago and Canterbury but heavy showers will also affect the western North Island over Friday.


Hail & thunder in upper North Island, widespread rain in Canterbury

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The deep and large low currently centred over the South Island is bringing sunny spells, big downpours and hail to northern New Zealand while the east of the South Island is wet under widespread rain.


InfoGraphic: The Main Weather News Highlights across NZ: Fri, Sat, Sun

Strong southeasterlies for the lower South Island today, northwesterlies further north while a deep low straddles the South Island. A southerly quarter airflow over the South Island (strong in the east) spreads northwards over the North Island during the afternoon / evening on Saturday. Southwesterlies ease on Sunday.

Friday


Friday's national forecast

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Strong southeasterlies for the lower South Island today, northwesterlies further north while a deep low straddles the South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

Strong southeasterlies for the lower South Island on Friday, northwesterlies further north while a deep low stradles the South Island.


Weather Video: Severe weather likely as very deep low crosses NZ

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A deepening and very large low pressure system is crossing the country over the next few days bringing sub-tropical heavy rain, gale to severe gale winds for some areas and then heavy snow on the ranges.

Thursday sees heavy rain developing and NW winds in many areas.