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

A ridge brings mainly settled conditions today in the north meanwhile a weak front pushes northwards over the South Island during the day. A low positions itself north of the North Island on Saturday directing in a southeasterly airflow meanwhile an anticyclone sits over the South Island. An anticyclone continues to lie over the South Island on Sunday while southeasterlies further north ease.


Yellow – A warm day for many North Island regions on Friday, most will get into the low twenties with an area in the northeast possibly getting into the mid twenties.

Most upper South Island areas will get into the high teens or low twenties, a small chance of temperatures approaching the mid twenties about inland Buller and perhaps Nelson.

A weak front pushes northwards over the South Island bringing the chance of a morning shower for Southland / Otago then some cloud builds from afternoon in Canterbury, drizzle from late afternoon or evening especially inland.


Blue – Rain about eastern Northland and Great Barrier Island may be heavy for a time in the afternoon / evening.

Purple – Southeasterlies about coastal eastern Northland, Great Barrier Island and perhaps northern parts of Coromandel may be strong during the day. The same goes for coastal parts of southern Taranaki.

Yellow – A warm afternoon in the west Waikato southwards through to inland Taranaki where high’s will be in the low to mid twenties.

Morning cloud in the east of the South Island breaks to a mostly sunny afternoon.


Afternoon high’s in the low to mid twenties for the western North Island. A similar story for some western / southern parts of the South Island, perhaps a tad cooler although still very pleasant. Drizzle or the odd light shower continues to pester the North Island’s east coast 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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