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Big Ozzie high takes aim on New Zealand

After a weekend of little disturbances and boundaries drifting across the country, things are about get very settled across New Zealand.

Thanks to all these little pieces of energy wandering about the country this weekend, we’ve seen a smattering of clouds and showers.

The same will be true for tomorrow, mainly for the North Island.

But out to our west, we will see a big ridge of high pressure build off the Australian coast and head east toward New Zealand.

That will bring settled weather to most of the country on Tuesday.  Northland and the eastern parts of the North Island may see some early morning showers, but those should be gone by the afternoon.

On Wednesday, that high will remain anchored off to our west.  That will mean another pleasant day for much of the country.  There will be a risk for showers for coastal Southland as more of an onshore flow develops.

On Thursday, the high will likely start to fall apart, but it should still be strong enough to keep the weather settled for much of the country.  A few showers will still be possible about coastal Southland as a new front begins to advance north.

That same front could keep shower chances in place across the deep south for Friday as well.

Homepage image/ Weather map for Wednesday afternoon courtesy of


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