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InfoGraphic: New Zealand’s Weekend Outlook

A front pushes northwards clearing the North Island early Saturday morning. Cool southwesterlies for much of the country on Saturday – but the afternoon may be warmer in the north.

On Sunday a ridge of high pressure dominates for mosrt – BUT – a trough (small area of low pressure) may affect the upper eastern North Island bringing the chance of heavy showers afternoon / evening.


Blue – Afternoon convergence combined with cold air aloft brings the risk of heavy showers after midday for the inland Nelson / Marlborough area. There is a chance of thunderstorms here also.


Blue – Auckland and Northland may see isolated heavy showers afternoon / evening on Sunday, a low risk of a thunderstorm also. The nature of these showers mean some may get nothing.

A light frost to start the day about the inner South and North Island’s, -1 or -2 not out of the question for the interior of the South Island to start the day. Not as cold about the inner North Island, starting the day around 0 degrees.

– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned. 

For specific 10 day information for your city, town, rural community or island please see the 1500 forecasts on our homepage!

– Aaron Wilkinson,


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