Weather Video: Weekend high but severe weather possible again next week

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The weekend forecast is a mostly positive one but there will be a few things to watch out for.

On Saturday showers will linger along the eastern coastline of the North Island from about southern Wairarapa to Gisborne. Further inland will be sunnier and drier with southerlies fading over the North Island.

TGIF we have a BFH!

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It's Friday and to celebrate we've ordered a nice big fat high (BFH) for the weekend! In defence of the high it's probably taller and skinnier rather than shorter and fatter but either way it's a nice big high to roll in, calm down and dry out the weather.

Next Week: Yet another burst of severe weather possible for NZ

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New Zealand is stuck in a severe weather rut and another low next week could see yet more severe weather warnings for wind, rain and snow - and once again it may be around Wednesday/Thursday/Friday.

Weather Video: Big high coming but more stormy weather likely next week

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A cold southerly producing snow is expected to briefly zip up the country over the next 24 hours and again it’s mostly a concern for motorists and for farmers with newborn stock. Alpine highways and the Desert Road may get snow for a time, but at this stage we don’t see a major event.

Weather Video: Some snow, some rain then some SUN!

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All of New Zealand has a burst of wind and rain coming (again) but the good news is it will be short lived and will mainly clear up for the weekend (just lingering a bit in the North Island's east, from Wellington to Gisborne on Saturday).

Video: Wintry snap with some snow later Thursday and into Friday

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We have more rough weather to end this week but we bring both bad news and good in Tuesday's weather video with Philip Duncan.

The bad, for most people anyway, is that more rain is coming on Thursday and Friday across New Zealand with some heavy falls. On top of the rain that has just fallen this is one to keep an eye on.

VIDEO: Calmer start to week but potential for more severe weather this Thursday

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This week kicks off on a much quieter note but, once again, may not end that way. While we aren’t forecasting a storm this week we are suggesting the chance of more wind and rain warnings are possible as a low crosses the country on Thursday and Friday.

There is some good news before and after this event though.

NZ: Chance of more severe weather for third consecutive Thursday

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If you're tired of the rain this update may not excite you - with the risk of more heavy rain this coming Thursday, making it the third Thursday in a row to see likely severe weather conditions in parts of New Zealand.

Storm event comes to a slow end as rain finally starts to fade in Chch

FINAL UPDATE 8:20pm --- Rain is coming to a gradual end in Christchurch this evening with a mix of light falls, drizzle and developing dry areas. While some briefly heavier rain/showers may still flare up the chances of concerning rainfall is now significantly starting to drop.

Deep low pressure system over New Zealand was 3500kms wide!

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This low was intense. On Friday it had a central air pressure into the lower 960hPa range and covered an area over 3500kms wide, from east to west, north to south.

On Friday it was the second largest low on the planet.