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Weather Video: Low pressure to drift away, high pressure to somewhat replace it

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Subtropical low is feeding some rain and patchy light showers in the upper North Island today and that will continue to some eastern parts of the North Island on Thursday while high pressure grows elsewhere making for drier, calmer, weather.

However this weekend the westerlies kick in and that has a double effect.

Departing low and incoming high = colder nights for some (+4 Maps)

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The weather pattern is a bit messy right now but high pressure is slowly building and expanding over the country and while the centre won't spread over New Zealand any day soon the calmer weather will.

Weather Video: Burst of wind & rain for the north, high pressure growing though

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Low pressure is stuck over northern New Zealand and over the next 24 hours high pressure will expand over the South Island.

Between the high and the low expecting strong, maybe even gale force, easterly quarter winds in the north along with some locally heavy rain.

Heavy rain & gales to brush upper North Island, high pressure builds elsewhere (+4 Maps)

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Low pressure continues to affect northern New Zealand while a ridge of high pressure builds up to the west of the South Island and will gradually cover the country later this week.

Weather Video: Another tricky week of weather due to more sub-tropical low pressure

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This week we have another set up that may see isolated areas of heavy rain but also settled, frosty, weather for others.

Expected rainfall totals across New Zealand until tonight

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A low from the Tasman sea is passing around the Cook Strait area this afternoon. The frontal systems associated with the low will bring showery rain with some isolated thunderstorms mainly to the western North Island.

Weather Video: A quieter couple days ahead before the next big low

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More rain mixed in with plenty of light showers in some areas today as a low continues to unravel over New Zealand, with increasing dry spells as we head into tonight.
The next couple of days see a few coastal showers but generally more settled than it has been.

Weather Video: Low weakens over NZ, more heavy rain before clearing though

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More heavy rain and strong winds will affect other parts of the country now that the sub-tropical low has reached New Zealand and is weakening.

Weather Video: Small but potent sub-tropical low one to monitor

Pocket of rain heavy enough to cause flooding and winds strong enough to cause isolated power outages are possible over the next 48 hours as a small but potent sub-tropical low drops south and pushes into high pressure.

Small but potent low may bring pockets of heavy rain/strong winds next 48 hours (+5 Maps)

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An area of low pressure is today dropping from the sub-tropics into the upper North Island and while very small in size it does pack a bit of a punch as it works in conjunction with a blocking high pressure system further south.