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

An anticyclone slips away to the east of New Zealand today as a northeasterly airflow moves in. A couple of fronts move in from the north and west on Friday, moving over later in the day. A low pressure system moves over the North Island on Saturday as cool southerlies spread over the South Island.


Blue – A cold start for inland areas, not a big frost but the potential is there for some areas in blue below to get down to the 0 to -2 degree celsius range.

Some fog this morning also anywhere from Auckland through to the Central North Island.


Blue – Rain about South Westland may be heavy at times, moving a little further northwards overnight.

Cool to start off for some inland areas, also a chance of fog again in the morning about the upper North Island mainly inland.

Some heavy rain may affect northeastern parts of the North Island later in the evening / overnight as a low pressure systems moves in.


Blue – Rain about the eastern North Island may be heavy, easing from afternoon. Becoming heavy about the Wairarapa and Wellington from afternoon.

Rain about Canterbury (mainly inland) becoming heavy later in the morning then easing during the afternoon.

Purple – Southerly winds through central New Zealand strengthen from late afternoon / evening with winds gusting to gale at times later in the day / overnight.

– 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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