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Weather Video: Here come the warmer, windier, westerlies

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A surge of strong westerlies is tracking south of Australia and coming directly in towards New Zealand from this Tuesday onwards, lasting over a week and bringing warmer than average weather to both islands.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A series of fronts and low pressure weakens over New Zealand today especially for the North Island. A weak ridge of high pressure lies over the North Island on Tuesday while northerlies build for the South Island, a front pushes onto the West Coast in the evening.


Monday's national forecast

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A series of fronts and low pressure weakens over New Zealand today especially for the North Island.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


Monday's weather outlook

A series of fronts and low pressure weakens over New Zealand on Monday especially for the North Island.


Saturday's national forecast

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A large high is centred off to the southeast of the South Island today directing in an easterly quarter airflow over the country. Within this airflow is an occluded front which affects some eastern parts of both islands.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

A large high is centred off to the southeast of the South Island on Saturday and Sunday directing in an easterly quarter airflow over the country. Within this airflow is an occluded front which affects eastern parts of both islands.


Weather Video: Your Weekend weather and outlook for next week

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There is a lot to unpack in the video this weekend with a number of large highs and lows around New Zealand leading to strong winds and heavy rain for some this weekend - but also large areas of calm and dry in the mix too.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A broad but weak low pressure system lies over New Zealand today, a front associated with this low gradually moves from west to east over the North Island during the day. A large high is centred off to the southeast of the South Island on Saturday directing in an easterly quarter airflow over the country.


Friday's national forecast

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A broad but weak low pressure system lies over New Zealand today, a front associated with this low gradually moves from west to east over the North Island during the day.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday

A broad but weak low pressure system lies over New Zealand on Friday, a front associated with this low gradually moves from west to east over the North Island during the day.