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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.


Weather Video: NZ about to swing back to westerly winds for the next several days

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Monday kicks off with a northerly flow but a cold front crosses New Zealand Monday night and Tuesday morning with a cooler, windier, west to southwest flow on Tuesday nationwide.

The west to sou’west flow continues on Wednesday but by Thursday winds tilt milder nor’west ahead of another cold front.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A ridge slips away from the North Island today then northerlies build over New Zealand during the day, a front pushes in from the west in the evening. 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.


Monday's national forecast

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A ridge slips away from the North Island today then northerlies build over New Zealand during the day, a front pushes in from the west in the evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


Monday's weather outlook

A ridge slips away from the North Island on Monday then northerlies build over New Zealand during the day, a front then pushes in from the west in the evening.


Sunday's national forecast - A little cooler in the north, warmer in the south

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A large high covers New Zealand and while it does start to slip off the South Island today it will be replaced by warmer nor'westers. A cold morning for most of NZ but a warmer than average afternoon in the South Island. In the North Island a little cooler today with afternoon temperatures closer to normal for this time of year. 


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

An anticyclone brings mainly settled conditions on Saturday for most of New Zealand, an easterly quarter airflow around the top of this high brings a few showers to Coromandel and Northland however. A ridge hangs over the North Island on Sunday with northerlies developing for the South Island.


Saturday's national forecast

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An anticyclone brings mainly settled conditions today for most of New Zealand, an easterly quarter airflow around the top of this high brings a few showers to Coromandel and Northland however.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty