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

A front slowly pushes northwards over the upper South Island today while a northerly airflow lies over the North Island. A low moves in from the northern Tasman Sea on Saturday dragging down a few frontal areas over the North Island later in the day, another front lines up south of the South Island ready to move in from the southwest. A low moves over the North Island on Sunday bringing unsettled conditions, a front pushes northwards over the South Island.


Blue – Heavy areas of rain on the West Coast ease this morning, easing about Buller this afternoon.

Purple – Strong north to northwesterly winds blow through Cook Strait and about the ranges of the South Island during today. Easing from afternoon about the South Island then overnight through Cook Strait.

Yellow – Temperatures may crack into the mid 20’s about Canterbury this afternoon.

Chance of a fog patch this morning about the Waikato and inland Bay Of Plenty.


Blue – In the afternoon / evening areas of rain may become heavy about the areas below, it may more then likely just be a few persistent areas.


Blue – Rain about the Bay Of Plenty may be heavy for a time around midday then easing, rain becoming heavy about the east coast of the North Island late afternoon then easing overnight.

Purple – Gusty southerlies about coastal Canterbury from afternoon then easing in the evening.

South to southeasterly winds build about Cook Strait and along the North Island’s east coast from afternoon, becoming strong in the evening. A chance of gales overnight through Cook Strait and about southern coastal Taranaki.

– 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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