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Big high should equal settled weekend

The wind will ease, the showers will clear and the daytime warmth will return – that is the prediction from forecasters about this weekend’s weather.

A very strong and large high (anticyclone) is moving in from the west. 

This high has dominated the weather across south Australia over the past week and is expected to cross New Zealand with central air pressure around 1030hPa.

Highs limit cloud heights so most clouds should be low level and mainly coastal. Inland areas are expected to be sunny and calm.

Winds should be calm everywhere however Cook Strait and coastal Southland may still have a brisk breeze coming through.

The high will also mean clear skies at night, bringing with it the potential for light frosts in some sheltered areas following yesterday’s nationwide cold change.



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