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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A ridge brings settled weather to the South Island on Saturday while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island. A ridge brings fairly settled weather to most of New Zealand on Sunday, meanwhile a front moves onto the lower South Island around midday.


Saturday's national forecast

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A ridge brings settled weather to the South Island today while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


Check out the big winter storm tracking south of NZ & blasting us next week (+6 Maps)

It is a significant storm and it will churn past New Zealand over the Southern Ocean next week, working in conjunction with a high near Tasmania to dredge up a polar blast that will bring snow, possibly to sea level, in the lower South Island.


Weather Video: Big winter storm to affect parts of New Zealand next week

This weekend is fairly mild in many areas and despite some coastal rain and showers in northern and eastern parts of the North Island, to begin with, Sunday is mostly dry.

The South Island has a cold front arriving in Southland around noon or into the afternoon.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A front pushes northwards over the South Island this morning then the North Island in the afternoon / evening. A ridge brings settled weather to the South Island on Saturday while a southeasterly airflow lies over the North Island.


Friday's national forecast

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A front pushes northwards over the South Island this morning then onto the North Island this afternoon and evening, heralding in a cooler southerly change.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

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A front pushes northwards over the South Island on Friday morning then the North Island in the afternoon / evening.

Dry for most of the North Island on Friday then showers develop late afternoon in the west and during the evening in the east.


Weather Video: Milder than average until Sunday, but next week a significant polar blast

Average to warmer than average weather will continue in many regions over the next few days with some patchy rain and showers here and there but nothing too substantial.

A weak low forms on Friday night and Saturday around the upper North Island, then fades away by Sunday.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A slack pressure gradient may bring isolated showers late afternoon / evening for some northeastern parts of the North Island today (mainly inland), showers clear away in the east. Mainly dry for a majority of the South Island with a front moving onto the lower South Island during the day.


Thursday's national forecast

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A slack pressure gradient may bring isolated showers late afternoon / evening for some inland parts of the North Island today, showers clear away in the east. Mainly dry for the South Island with a front hovering over the lower South Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty