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Weather Video: Your weekend forecast and outlook for next week

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A large high is moving in across New Zealand this weekend and will bring settled weather to both islands.

There will be a few coastal showers around the north eastern North Island, from about Hawke’s Bay to Gisborne/East Cape, then again around northern Coromandel Peninsula, GBI and eastern Northland.


Settled weekend weather with milder than normal conditions on Saturday for many (+Maps)

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A large high pressure system will bring a period of settled weather to New Zealand this weekend, starting from today in many areas. Most places will be sunny and warmer than usual from Friday to Sunday, by several degrees by day.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A high lies over over New Zealand today with a weak front moving over the upper South Island this morning then lower North Island in the afternoon. 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.


Friday's national forecast

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An anticyclone mostly covers New Zealand today with a weak front moving over the upper South Island this morning and lower North Island from midday.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny, there may be a touch of high cloud. Light southwesterlies.
Highs: 16-18


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A high lies over over New Zealand on Friday with a weak front moving over the upper South Island in the morning then lower North Island in the afternoon.


No immediate end in sight for warmer than average weather across NZ (+3 Maps)

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Another mid-winters day and another day with above normal temperatures in most parts of New Zealand. The new westerly flow, which arrived yesterday from Australia, will bring even milder conditions to some regions in the week(s) ahead.


Weather Video: More mild weather coming, along with both a high and a low

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The warmer than average pattern continues over most parts of the country thanks to westerly quarter winds from Australia.

In the days ahead a large high from the Tasman Sea will cross New Zealand bringing mainly dry, calm, weather.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday / Friday

A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, moving around a high sitting in the north Tasman Sea. Around midday a front moves onto the lower South Island. A high lies over over New Zealand on Friday with a weak front about central areas.


Thursday's national forecast

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A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand today, moving around a high sitting in the north Tasman Sea. Around midday a front moves onto the lower South Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Mostly sunny with west to southwesterly winds.
Highs: 16-17


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Thursday

A westerly quarter airflow lies over New Zealand on Thursday, moving around a high sitting in the north Tasman Sea. Around midday a front moves onto the lower South Island.