Weather Video: Your weekend forecast & outlook to Wednesday

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A big low in the Tasman Sea is developing and drifting towards New Zealand. The low will peak in intensity on Saturday out at sea, then gradually weaken over Sunday and Monday as it moves in towards the North Island.

Rain will start on the West Coast first, then push into the North Island later into Saturday or Saturday night.

Big low one to watch this weekend, some areas of heavy rain (+New Maps)

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!NEW FEATURE/MAPS --- A large low pressure system is coming in to New Zealand this weekend and, sorry, there is more rain. 

The low will peak in intensity on Saturday then weaken gradually over Sunday and Monday and early Tuesday as it tracks across the country, mostly over the North Island and upper South Island.

Weather Video: High pressure is trying to build around NZ

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Despite the wind and rain events lately there is still evidence that high pressure systems are building around New Zealand.

As we head through Tuesday winds will be calmer around much of the country after a windy Monday for some.

Weather Video: Spring winds continue but high pressure builds this week

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This week kicks off with low pressure and for some a bit colder and windier - but there is some good news. While it may not be the calmest of weeks it won’t likely be stormy either with high pressure building and helping dry things out.

Unsettled weather as spring low crosses NZ (+New Maps)

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NEW FEATURE: A low is crossing New Zealand and is bringing heavy downpours, isolated thunder and strong winds gusting over gale force at times.

The system is with us for another day or so, before clearing by Tuesday.

Sunday looking like an indoors day for many Kiwis

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NEW FEATURE: Through our new official partnership with IBM/The Weather Company we're proud to bring you a new frequent service. Better maps and bullet point updates on the main weather news headlines.

On top of the InfoGraphics we already create at, we're now going to frequently include these graphics covering New Zealand and Australia.

October: More high pressure amongst the spring chaos

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If summer is hot and winter is cold then spring is defined as being windy and changeable and this is caused by a big variety of highs and lows moving through.

Weather Video: Your weekend outlook plus the forecast for next week

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This weekend sees a low crossing the country bringing a burst of wind and rain and to both islands - but it’s ahead of more high pressure next week.

Saturday sees a few showers around the country, although plenty of dry spells in the mix too.

Weather Video: Yes more rain is coming but we also track two big highs

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The unsettled spring pattern continues with high pressure moving in across New Zealand for Thursday and the very start of Friday - ahead of the next weak front and low with showers.

New Zealand's day by day weather guide for the next 10 days - amongst the wet an uptick in dry

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High pressure is today crossing New Zealand for the first time in a while, bringing mostly light winds and dry weather.