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Updated: Rain & Snow Accumulation Maps for all NZ next two days & next week ahead (+9 Maps)

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Rain is being welcome by many farmers and growers but more is needed in the North Island and more is coming. As a large low lingers over New Zealand until Thursday of this week it will bring heavy downpours with isolated thunder to the North Island today while South Islanders have more rain on the eastern side down towards Otago and Southland - falling as snow in the mountains.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A large low pressure system brings unsettled weather to most of New Zealand today, it may appear calm in the morning for much of the North Island then conditions deteriorate this afternoon. A broad low pressure system lies over New Zealand on Wednesday, dry for many in the morning then showers move in during the afternoon.


Tuesday's national forecast

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A large low pressure system brings unsettled weather to most of New Zealand today, it may appear calm this morning for much of the North Island then conditions deteriorate this afternoon.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A large low pressure system brings unsettled weather to most of New Zealand on Tuesday, it may appear calm in the morning for much of the North Island then conditions deteriorate during the afternoon.


Rain & Snow accumulation maps as belt of highs replaced with series of lows (+7 Maps)

There is a big shift in the weather pattern around New Zealand this week and coming weekend, moving away from a big belt of dry highs to a series of large lows and rainmakers.


There is no winter storm, but we do have pockets of severe weather - WW breaks it down (+2 Maps)

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Sometimes in New Zealand other forecasters and media outlets love to call everything a "storm", but in reality this week we have a big lazy low that is delivering some pockets of rough weather - while many in between have quiet conditions.


Weather Video: Rainmakers heading towards NZ next several days

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We have a change in the weather pattern, away from highs dominating to lows running things for a while.

This week kicks off colder than average in many places, especially the South Island, with colder southerlies and below normal daytime highs. This spreads into the North Island on Monday too.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A large high to the southwest of New Zealand and a low to the east direct a cold south to southeasterly airflow into the South Island today, especially the lower South Island. Meanwhile the rest of the country has a mix of weather due to lighter shiftier winds. A large low pressure system brings unsettled weather to most of New Zealand on Tuesday.


Monday's national forecast

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A large high to the southwest of New Zealand and a low to the east direct a cold south to southeasterly airflow into the South Island today, especially the lower South Island. Meanwhile the rest of the country has a mix of weather due to lighter shiftier winds.

North Island


Monday's weather outlook

A large high to the southwest of New Zealand and a low to the east direct a cold south to southeasterly airflow into the South Island on Monday, meanwhile the North Island has a mix of weather due to lighter shiftier winds.