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Saturday PM: Heavy downpour and thunderstorm risk again inland - both islands

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There's no real change in the forecast this weekend with morning cloud and isolated afternoon cloud build ups that could produce heavy downpours and thunderstorms, some severe.


Saturday's national forecast

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An anticyclone covers most of New Zealand today, unstable areas may still develop this afternoon over parts of the lower South Island and North Island however.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


NZ next 7 days: A heatwave, isolated severe thunderstorms and a tropical depression (+Maps)

There is a lot going on with temperatures several degrees above normal, inland severe thunderstorms and now a tropical depression has formed and is likely to drop south towards New Zealand mid next week.


Weather Video: More heat, more thunderstorms and late next week a tropical low

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We have a lot of weather packed into the next week with temperatures lifting into the mid to late 30s by early next week in the South Island, more isolated thunderstorms and downpours until this Sunday and then next week all eyes turn to our north west as a deep tropical low (potentially a tropical cyclone for a time) comes our way.


RainWatch - Friday 26th January 2018

An anticyclone covers New Zealand today, remnants from a southerly change on Thursday evening brings a mostly cloudy day for the eastern South Island.


Friday's national forecast

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An anticyclone covers New Zealand today, remnants from a southerly change on Thursday evening brings a mostly cloudy day for the eastern South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


Deep tropical low to unravel over New Zealand next week (+4 Maps)

A deep low in the Coral Sea/north Tasman Sea early next week will quickly drop south into the New Zealand area on Wednesday, January 31st, bringing rain to the West Coast then spreading across other parts of the country with a very humid airflow.


Weather Video: Tropical trouble coming next week as storm heads towards NZ

A storm from the tropics is coming our way almost exactly one month after the last one - and it brings similar risks.

From today until the start of next week New Zealand will be mostly settled with inland downpours developing.


RainWatch - Thursday 25th January 2018

A ridge hangs over New Zealand today, becoming unstable this afternoon / evening about some inland parts of both islands.


Thursday's national forecast

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A ridge hangs over New Zealand today, becoming unstable this afternoon / evening about some inland parts of both islands.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty