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Rainfall accumulation map + more warmer than average weather (+2 Maps)

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A small low is developing in the southern Tasman Sea and frontal rain will sweep the western side of the South Island today and into Thursday and then in to the North Island across Thursday evening and night.  Locally heavy rain is expected during the passage of the front on the West Coast and Tasman areas on Thursday afternoon.


Opinion: Is this really winter? Because it feels more like early spring

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It's August 1st today and this is usually considered the true depths of winter, but across New Zealand we're hearing it feels more like an early spring especially on a week with warmer than average weather.


Weather Video: Two lows coming over the next four days for NZ

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A number of large highs and lows are moving around New Zealand and the weather pattern is fairly messy, which creates a real variety of weather. By that we mean most regions gets wind flows from a number of directions which means rainfall tends to be a bit more evenly spread across the country and not all piling up in one district.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday / Thursday

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a few showers or some rain in the west, mainly dry in the east. A low pressure system just west of the South Island on Thursday slowly rotates a front onto the western side of the country during the afternoon and evening.


Wednesday's national forecast

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A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a few showers or some rain in the west, mainly dry in the east.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
A mix of isolated showers and sunny spells, light northerlies tend west to northwest in the afternoon.
Highs: 16-18


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Wednesday

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Wednesday with a few showers or some rain in the west, mainly dry in the east.


Weather Video: Talk about chaos - big lows & highs to affect NZ

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We have a number of large highs and large lows moving in to the New Zealand area with a chaotic pattern which looks to give a bit of 'weather' into all regions.


Warmer than average for every NZ region next two days (+6 Maps)

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A nor'west flow is building across the country bringing warmer than average weather to every region at some point this week, more rain to the west and driest weather to the east.

Rain on West Coast will persist through Tuesday night. The total rain until Tuesday night will be considerable but not likely to reach warning levels.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday

A front moves northwards over the upper South Island this morning then pushes onto the western North Island late afternoon / evening. Winds from the north ahead of the front and changing west to northwest in behind. A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Wednesday with a few showers or some rain in the west, mainly dry in the east.


Tuesday's national forecast

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A front pushes northwards over the South Island during this morning then slows down around central New Zealand in the afternoon, finally pushing onto the western North Island this evening.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty