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

A slow moving front moves onto the North Island this morning while a gusty northwesterly airflow lies across the South Island. The slow moving front continues to lie across the upper North Island on Saturday, slowly moving off to the northeast overnight, meanwhile a quick moving front pushes northwards over the South Island from afternoon. Winds generally from the northwest, gusty / strong about the inner South Island. Northwesterlies change gusty westerly in the afternoon for the South Island.


Blue – Morning rain (possibly heavy) for the West Coast of the South Island then easing. As a slow moving front moves over the upper North Island during the day there may be a heavy fall or two.

Chance of a heavy shower during the afternoon as a southwest change moves through Southland and Otago.

Purple – Northerlies gusty / strong at times through Cook Strait during the day.

Yellow – High’s reaching into the low to mid twenties in the afternoon for the eastern South Island.


Blue – As a front pushes northwards along the West Coast during the day rain may be heavy.

Yellow – Temperatures in the east of both islands approaching the mid twenty degree mark.

Purple – Northwesterly winds will also be gusty / strong from afternoon for eastern areas of the South Island and through Cook Strait. In the evening strong west to southwesterly winds with a risk of gales brush coastal parts of the lower South Island.


Rain with heavy falls pushing northwards along the West Coast of the South Island during the day. Gusty westerlies developing for much of the South Island by late morning, later in the evening a strong southwest change moves into Southland and coastal Otago.

– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned. 

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– Aaron Wilkinson,


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