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The Big Picture for Tuesday

A little unsettled on Tuesday for the North Island, calmer for the South Island although not for long as a front pushes onto the far south around midday then moves northwards.


Colder nights coming along with a big, beautiful, high (+4 Maps)

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A complex system which consists of several fronts lies over the North Island and brings showers to both islands.

The peak of rain and strong winds has now passed but some patchy rain does remain today with winds generally fading for many.

Weather will improve countrywide from Tuesday as this weak low near Northland and Auckland gradually moves away eastwards


Weather Video: Large high coming this week, cold front this weekend

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A low pressure system is slowly unwinding over northern New Zealand across Monday and Tuesday and will track due east across Northland and Auckland over the next 24 hours.

By Wednesday a colder southerly quarter wind will spread across all of New Zealand bringing mainly dry and sunny weather.


The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

Mainly unsettled today due to a low over the North Island combined with a cool southerly airflow however conditions starts to ease in the far south as a ridge moves in. Still a little unsettled on Tuesday for the North Island, calmer for the South Island although not for long as a front pushes onto the far south around midday then moves northwards.


Monday's national forecast

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A ridge of high pressure starts to sneak in over the South Island today while a weak but broad area of low pressure hangs over the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


Monday's weather outlook

A ridge of high pressure starts to sneak in over the South Island on Monday while a weak but broad area of low pressure hangs over the North Island.


Sunday's national forecast

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A large low pressure system lies over the upper North Island but is fairly weak with the rain clouds very patchy and broken up and large areas of dry or drizzly conditions. Some localised heavy falls are expected here and there, mostly the east to north east of the country.


Heaviest rain this weekend patchy and isolated, winds more widespread (+6 Maps via IBM's Deep Thunder)

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As strong winds slide down the upper North Island today ahead of the centre of the low that arrives Sunday a narrow band of rain is also sliding southwards with some isolated heavy falls.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A low in the Tasman Sea moves closer towards New Zealand on Saturday and draws a northeasterly airflow over the North Island and a southerly airflow over the South Island. Expect plenty of unsettled weather with areas of heavy rain likely, especially for parts of the North Island.


Saturday's national forecast

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A low sitting off to the west in the Tasman Sea draws a northeasterly airflow over the North Island and a southerly airflow over the South Island. Expect plenty of unsettled weather with areas of heavy rain likely, especially for the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty