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Weather no excuse not to vote on Election Day - looking fairly good across New Zealand

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Each General Election for the past decade WeatherWatch.co.nz has provided special updates across Election Day, letting you know best times to get out and vote and how to avoid any possible severe weather.

In the past New Zealand has had gales, torrential rain and hail on election day - our elections are held in spring afterall!


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

A low moves over the North Island today while a ridge sits over the South Island. A front feeding into the northeast of the South Island eases during the day. A ridge for the North Island on Saturday while a weakening front moves onto the lower South Island, a northwesterly airflow increases on Sunday.

Friday


Friday's national forecast

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A low moves over the North Island today while a ridge sits over the South Island. A front feeding into the northeast of the South Island eases during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

This low moves over the North Island on Friday while a ridge sits over the South Island.

Early heavy showers with a risk of hail and thunder ease about the upper North Island then sunny spells increase, showers mostly clearing by evening. Breezy southwesterly winds.


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

A front slowly passes from west to east over New Zealand during today meanwhile a low follows in behind. This low moves over the North Island on Friday while a ridge sits over the South Island then on Saturday a northwest airflow develops in the far south.

Thursday


Thursday's national forecast

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A front slowly passes from west to east over New Zealand during today meanwhile a low follows in behind.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty

InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Thursday

This front slowly passes from west to east over New Zealand during Thursday meanwhile a low follows in behind.


Photo(s) of the Day: Gorgeous spring day across New Zealand!

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Without a doubt today is the best day of the week for most New Zealand regions - with plenty of sunny skies, warm winds and mostly harmless clouds. Southland has already reached 20 degrees, as have northern parts of the country.


InfoGraphic: The Main Weather News Highlights across NZ: Wed, Thu, Fri

A ridge for the North Island today while northeasterlies increase further south. A front pushes onto the country overnight from the west. This front slowly passes from west to east over New Zealand during Thursday meanwhile a low follows in behind which hangs around the North Island on Friday with a ridge developing further south.

Wednesday


Wednesday's national forecast

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A ridge for the North Island today while northeasterlies increase further south. A front pushes onto the country overnight from the west.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty