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

A cold southwesterly airflow for New Zealand today, a front moves onto the lower South Island this morning then pushes northwards. Anticyclonic conditions on Friday with a cold southwesterly airflow in the east easing away. Mainly calm and settled on Saturday with anticyclonic conditions.


Blue – A cold start about the inner South Island, getting down to 0 or -2 at dawn.

A chance of early heavy rain about Gisborne this morning then easing.

Purple – South to southwesterly winds will be brisk to strong about coastal parts of New Zealand as indicated by the purple shaded areas below. Winds may gust to gale about coastal Southland and Otago, also Banks Peninsula however not till evening.


Blue – A cold start about the inner South and North Islands, sitting around -1 to +1 degrees celsius around dawn.

Purple – Brisk to strong south to southwesterly winds about eastern coastal areas ease during the day.


Blue – Mainly settled meaning a cold start of around -1 to +1 degrees celcius for most inland.

– 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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