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

A ridge lies over most of New Zealand today stretching out from an anticyclone in the Tasman Sea, a southerly airflow for the North Island especially in the east eases during the day. A ridge continues on Friday however it does weaken from afternoon for the South Island as a northwesterly airflow develops. A front pushes northwards on Saturday bringing cold temperatures.


Blue – A frosty start about the inner North and South Islands.

Purple – Brisk to strong southwesterly winds about coastal parts of the eastern North Island ease from afternoon.


Blue – A frosty start in the morning, no heavy frosts expected with lows ranging between -3 and +2’s celsius in the shaded areas below.

Purple – Later in the evening then overnight a southwest change hits the lower South Island then pushes northwards bringing with it brisk to strong winds about coastal areas.


Blue – A tad cold to start for some however there may be no frosts, windy conditions keep most regions above zero.

Purple – Brisk south to southwesterly winds about the eastern South Island ease from afternoon, further north brisk southerlies develop about Wellington late morning then push into the eastern North Island from afternoon in the form of southwesterlies.

– 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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