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Graphic: Where are the spring Westerlies?

New Zealand’s location on earth means that our weather can often be chaotic – this map shows where the spring westerlies lie and how New Zealand (and a sizeable chunk of Australia) is under this easterly flow today, Thursday.

The winds in NZ are mostly East to South East – with westerlies just to our north and well south.

By the end of next week westerlies return to many places in New Zealand and the easterlies ease.

See this map in animation on the homepage (courtesy:



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