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

Southwesterlies for much of the country today, a fast moving front moves over the South Island overnight then pushing over the North Island on Saturday. Sunday sees a strong northwesterly airflow for much of New Zealand.


Blue – Morning showers for the western upper North Island may be heavy with hail then easing by midday.

A quick moving front brings some heavy rain to the South Island’s West Coast overnight.

Purple – West to southwest winds are gusty about the western North Island, easing a little in the evening.


Blue – Later in the evening / overnight conditions ramp up with heavy rain and possible thunderstorms moving onto the South Island’s West Coast.

Purple – Strong northwesterly winds developing for many, especially about the inner South Island and through Cook / Foveaux Straits from evening.


Heavy rain about northwestern parts of the South Island eases from afternoon, areas of rain with a chance of heavy falls moving onto the lower western North Island by midday then easing by evening.

Northwesterlies are gusty / strong about central New Zealand then easing from afternoon.

– 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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