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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A ridge lies over the South Island today while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island, strong in the far north. A ridge continues to live over the South Island on Friday meanwhile an occluded front sweeps down over the North Island from the northeast.


Thursday's national forecast

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A ridge lies over the South Island today while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island, strong in the far north.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A ridge lies over the South Island on Thursday while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island, strong in the far north.

A mainly sunny day for the South Island on Thursday, some cloud builds about inland hills / ranges in the afternoon bringing the low risk of an isolated shower by evening. Light winds and afternoon sea breezes.


Weather Video: High pressure moves in but weekend sub-tropical rain coming

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High pressure dominates much of the country today and Thursday. However, sinking air pressure to the north of New Zealand will see rain clouds forming around Northland and later this week Auckland too.

The weekend sees areas of rain in the upper North Island although the bulk may be out at sea; northern areas are likely to be clipped by it.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A ridge lies over most of New Zealand today, a few patchy showers for most North Island regions although it may remain mainly dry in the south and west south of Taranaki. A ridge lies over the South Island on Thursday while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island, strong in the far north.


Wednesday's national forecast

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A ridge lies over most of New Zealand today, a few patchy showers for most North Island regions although it may remain mainly dry in the south and west south of Taranaki.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A ridge lies over most of New Zealand on Wednesday however a trough may bring a few showers to the upper / western North Island.


Snow on the southern ranges but subtropical northerlies for NZ by Sunday (+4 Maps)

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Another dusting of snow on the South Island mountains this morning has left a few people asking if this is Autumn already - the answer is no, but with a but. While summer heat will continue through the next month or two it is probably safe to say that the South Island has probably peaked with summer heat.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A southwesterly airflow weakens over New Zealand today with a series of fronts brushing eastern coastal areas, easing and moving northwards during the day. A ridge for most of the country on Wednesday however a trough may bring a few showers to the upper North Island.


Tuesday's national forecast

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A southwesterly airflow weakens over New Zealand today with a series of fronts brushing eastern coastal areas, easing and moving northwards during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty