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

High pressure covering New Zealand today although it will gradually weaken as a northwesterly airflow builds over the lower South Island. A front moves onto Southland overnight then this pushes northwards on Saturday. A west to southwesterly airflow lies over the country on Sunday.


Blue – Overnight as a front moves onto Fiordland there may be some heavy rain.

Yellow – High’s reaching into the low 20’s across many inland parts of New Zealand today, mid to late 20’s is possible again mainly about inland South Canterbury, inland eastern Otago, Central Otago and inland Southland. A chance temperatures may approach the mid 20’s for inland North Canterbury and inland Taranaki.


Yellow – High’s in the mid 20’s for Marlborough and the eastern North Island as a northwesterly airflow builds.

Purple – Westerlies becoming gusty about central New Zealand in the afternoon.


Not alot of note worthy weather happening on Sunday, western regions are more likely to see cloudy areas and some shower activity while out east conditions are drier with some sun and high cloud. A few showers affect Southland and Otago for a time and perhaps parts of Canterbury later in the afternoon or 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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