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

A front pushes northwards over the South Island today reaching the western North Island in the evening. Expect a strong preceding northerly airflow. A front clears the northeastern North Island in the morning then expect a westerly airflow to cover New Zealand. Another front sweeps over the country on Sunday from the Tasman Sea.


Blue – Heavy rain moves northwards along the West Coast of the South Island during today, reaching the western North Island later in the evening then passing over from west to east overnight.

Purple – Strong to gale northerly winds ease for the South Island (especially inland areas) from late afternoon or evening. Northerlies becoming strong about the western North Island from late afternoon then overnight in the northeast.

Yellow – Temperatures for the east of the North Island will climb towards the mid 20 degree mark.


Blue – Morning rain (possibly heavy) about the northeastern North Island clears.

Showers about the western North Island may be heavy at times in the afternoon, chance of an isolated heavy shower in the afternoon for the eastern South Island also. Showers ease in the evening.


Heavy rain pushes northwards along the West Coast of the South Island during the day, pushing into the western North Island in the afternoon, easing later in the evening / overnight. Another round of brisk to strong northerly winds precede a front as it moves northwards.

– 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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