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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Thursday.

The odd shower for the western North Island on Thursday, becoming more persistent later in the day. Dry and mainly sunny in the east with warm temperatures.


Weather Video: Windy westerlies bring out the pine pollen and hay fever

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The next several days are windy off and on as the early spring pattern kicks in and with the generally warmer than average weather on top of the windy westerlies it’s a perfect recipe for pine pollen.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A weak ridge of high pressure moves onto the South Island this morning, southwesterlies ease later in the day elsewhere. A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Thursday.


Wednesday's national forecast

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A weak ridge of high pressure moves onto the South Island this morning, southwesterlies ease later in the day elsewhere.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Showers ease during the day, sunny spells break through at times. Fresh southwesterly winds.
Highs: 14-16


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A weak ridge of high pressure moves onto the South Island on Wednesday morning, southwesterlies ease later in the day elsewhere.

A showery day for much of the North Island on Wednesday with fresh cool southwesterly winds, long dry spells develop by evening.


Weather Video: Windy westerlies arrive, we look at the forecast until next Monday

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The westerlies are here and we can expect bursts of wind and rain, then calmer and sunnier, off and on over the next week ahead.

High pressure remains over Australia and in the sub-tropics, while most of the lows are in the Southern Ocean or brushing the South Island.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A low pressure system gradually passes over New Zealand today moving from west to east, winds from the north changing to the southwest during the evening and overnight. A weak ridge of high pressure moves onto the South Island on Wednesday morning, southwesterlies ease later in the day elsewhere.


Tuesday's national forecast

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A low pressure system gradually passes over New Zealand today moving from west to east, winds from the north changing to the southwest during the evening and overnight.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A low pressure system gradually passes over New Zealand on Tuesday moving from west to east, winds from the north changing to the southwest during the evening and overnight.


Mild westerlies to dominate for a week, but is there a cold southerly coming next week?

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The early spring pattern is very much locked in across New Zealand with westerlies dominating, pushing temperatures above normal by day and by night over most parts of both islands.