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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A ridge lies over the South Island on Friday meanwhile an occluded front sweeps down over the North Island from the northeast.

A mainly sunny day for the South Island on Friday, some high cloud possible in the north and south of the Island.


Sub-tropical low this weekend to dump heavy rain (+5 Maps)

On Friday a low will appear north of New Zealand and move southward, bringing locally heavy rain with strong gusty winds to parts of the North Island. 

The low will move slowly, so rain accumulation in some parts of the northern North Island will markedly increase.


Weather Video: All eyes on the sub-tropics as low pressure grows

High pressure dominates a large chunk of New Zealand but a weak low over the next few days will help to drive in narrow areas of rain, some heavy falls and some drizzly.


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.