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Scorching! Low - mid 30s C forecast this weekend and across next week, we break down where:

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This week is a bit all over the place temperature-wise, but this weekend and across next week look much hotter nationwide as winds swing more northerly.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A front over the North Island slows down and weakens on Thursday meanwhile conditions are more settled further south.


Weather Video: A colder Thursday for many but 30+ temperatures coming for many next week

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We have a cold front moving northwards up the South Island today and will reach the North Island overnight and lie over the upper North Island for Thursday PM.

InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

High pressure to the north of New Zealand and a front moving in from the south brings a gusty northwesterly airflow over the country today. This front moves onto the lower South Island early afternoon arriving at the lower North Island overnight. This front slows down and weakens on Thursday pushing over the North Island meanwhile more settled further south.


Wednesday's national forecast

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High pressure to the north of New Zealand and a front moving in from the south brings a gusty northwesterly airflow over the country today. This front moves onto the lower South Island early afternoon arriving at the lower North Island overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

High pressure to the north of New Zealand and a front moving in from the south brings a gusty northwesterly airflow over the country on Wednesday. This front moves onto the lower South Island early afternoon arriving at the lower North Island overnight.


CAMPING Update: Windy days, warm & cold nights plus upcoming nationwide rainfall totals (+7 Maps)

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If you're camping or tramping at the moment the weather may be a bit frustrating. Here are the main highlights over the next few days with regards to heavy rain, strong winds, swells and overnight lows for those sleeping outdoors.

While the next five days ahead are windy at times, wet at times and both hot and cold for some regions next week does look a lot more settled.


Temperature fluctuations this week more like spring/autumn than summer (+3 Maps)

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This week is a friendly reminder more than half of New Zealand lies in the Roaring Forties, the belt of windy changeable weather that circles around the Southern Ocean.  With two storms in the Southern Ocean both influencing our weather it's helping make windy nor'westers and above normal temperatures coupled with colder sou'westers and below average temperatures.


Unsettled weather this week, but looking more settled next week (+2 Maps)

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You'd be forgiven for thinking it may be spring or autumn with the current weather pattern in some parts of the country but a change is coming this weekend.


Video; More unsettled weather for NZ with hot, cold, windy and calm all in the forecast

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The not-so-normal-summer-week continues as we get more of a spring/autumn pattern over the country with temperature fluctuations of over 10 degrees in both islands and surges of wind.

Winds will be westerly quarter for the most part with hot Nor’Westers in some places and much cooler Sou’Westers for others.