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Cold snap next week in the south, temps drop over 10C, some low level snow then mild again!

Spring chaos continues next week and while temperatures this weekend are several degrees above average in many regions it will be a very different story next Wednesday and Thursday.


Saturday's national forecast

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A large anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

An large anticyclone covers New Zealand on Saturday bringing mainly settled weather. This high starts to get shunted northwards on Sunday with a northwesterly airflow building over the South Island.


VIDEO: Calm weekend but a rougher spring week next week

Make the most of your weekend while the weather is settled and mild - a change is coming next week. A powerful high is covering NZ for both Saturday and Sunday but on Sunday it will start to weaken over the South Island allowing a sub-tropical flow to move in.


What a contrast: This Saturday vs next Wednesday

Spring is all about chaos and the next 7 days are a classic example with a settled weekend, a rough week next week for some, then another big high rolling back in again.


Spring Equinox is this Monday at 7:50pm... then the days become longer than nights!

The Spring Equinox is this Monday in New Zealand and it's the tipping point where we can officially say the days will now be longer than the nights. While the equinox occurs at a precise moment in time - 7:50pm this Monday for NZ - it's generally considered to be across the Monday/Tuesday period globally.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand today, a south to southeasterly airflow moving around this high brings some cloud and a few showers to the eastern North Island. Saturday sees settled anticyclonic conditions.


Friday's national forecast

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Fairly settled over most of New Zealand today due to a large anticyclone. A south to southeasterly airflow moving around this high gradually eases over the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of sun and cloud, areas of cloud may be thicker at times especially in the west. Light winds.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

An anticyclone brings mainly settled weather to New Zealand on Friday.


VIDEO: Huge high dominating NZ now, but a low likely next week

A powerful high is rolling in across NZ now and will linger until Monday - but then a cold front moves north and a low is likely to deepen over or near NZ bringing a burst of wind and rain, then colder sou’westers.