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InfoGraphic: NZ’s Weekend Weather Highlights

Conditions continue to ease into this evening across most places while Saturday sees yet another front move over the South Island for much of the day then onto the lower North Island overnight. This front pushes over the upper North Island on Sunday morning then easing in behind, the South Island sees some shower activity gradually ease although perhaps becoming unstable in the afternoon about Nelson / Marlborough.

Generally speaking Saturday is mostly dry in the North Island and eastern South Island, and on Sunday mostly dry over the South Island and lower half of the North Island.

Blue – Heavy rain with possible thunderstorms push northwards along the West Coast during the day, easing in the evening. This area of rain pushes onto the southwestern corner of the North Island overnight with the chance of an isolated heavy fall.

Late afternoon / evening heavy showers and a low chance of thunderstorms with hail may develop south of Banks Peninsula then easing later in the evening or perhaps even overnight.

Purple – Northwesterly winds gusty / strong about inland Canterbury and Marlborough in the morning then easing. Strong to gale northwesterly winds through Cook Strait ease in the evening.

– From morning some heavy rain may affect the upper North Island, gradually pushing northeastwards during the day.

Potentially becoming unstable in the afternoon about Tasman / Nelson and Marlborough with a chance of thunderstorms and hail then clearing in the evening.

– 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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