New Year's Eve: Powerful Tasman Sea cold front to fall apart as it arrives in NZ (+4 Maps)

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A significant cold front will cross the Tasman Sea this weekend bringing heavy rain to Fiordland and parts of the West Coast but will start to disintegrate as it heads north on New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve looks fairly cloudy across New Zealand as the incoming front moves in but with the front weakening some areas may end up with drizzle patches and showers with some patchy rain too - however most of New Zealand looks dry or mainly dry.

Due to the very patchy set up we're regularly updating our general New Year's Eve forecast here.

Key: Red = Thunderstorms & Rain. Dark Green = Heavy Rain. Lighter Green: Patchy rain, showers or drizzle patches. White/Grey shading = Clouds.

- (and IBM business partner, maps by TWC)