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

An anticyclone pushes in over New Zealand today meanwhile a weak front moves over the North Island during the day. Mainly anticyclonic conditions over the weekend.


Yellow – Warm afternoon temperatures for the lower South Island, also about inland Buller. The western / upper North Island sees the hottest temperatures reaching into the late twenties.

A few isolated heavy showers may develop late afternoon / evening about inland Bay Of Plenty.


Yellow – Afternoon high’s reaching into the mid twenties for the inner South Island on Saturday, also some parts of the North Island mainly in the west.

Watch for an isolated downpour late afternoon or evening about inland Taranaki / western Waikato, perhaps also about inland eastern Otago / inland South Canterbury about the ranges although the heavy shower risk for the South Island is on the lower side.


A hot day in store for much of the South Islands east coast on Christmas Eve, temperatures reaching into the late twenties perhaps even early thirties in isolated spots during the afternoon. The North Island sees afternoon high’s in the mid twenties. Isolated heavy showers late afternoon / evening about the Central North Island.

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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