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InfoGraphic: The Main Weather News Highlights across NZ: Fri, Sat, Sun

A southwesterly airflow eases today as a large high sits in the Tasman Sea pushing in in the form of a ridge later in the day, this high moves over the country on Saturday. A northerly airflow increases on Sunday then a front pushes onto the lower South Island overnight.


Blue – Areas of cloud prevent any reasonable frosts this morning however it may still start the day around 0 degrees for the shaded in areas below. A chance if skies are clear of -2 about Central Otago or parts of southern South Canterbury inland.

A few showers feed onto the western side of the North Island during the day, becoming drier this afternoon for some areas with some sun possible.


Blue – A large high brings mainly settled conditions, a tad cool to start the day for inland areas. No severe frosts, temperatures ranging from +1 to -2 for the shaded areas below.


Blue – Rain pushes onto South Westland overnight bringing heavy falls.

To start the day it’s a bit cool to start for inland parts of the South Island, 0 to -2 degrees possible.

A few showers feed into the Bay Of Plenty during the day.

– 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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