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

A southerly quarter airflow lies over the South Island and lower North Island today and on Friday while low pressure hangs over the upper North Island. Saturday sees a low move onto the upper North Island from the north while southerlies ease further south.


Some rain about the lower North Island and upper South Island may be heavy this morning then easing. Rain may pick up again overnight for the lower North Island. Rain about Canterbury may be heavy for a time in the afternoon / evening, more then likely just an increased intensity from morning drizzle.

A chance isolated showers about the Waikato may be heavy this afternoon then easing in the evening.

Purple – Southerlies will be brisk to strong through Cook Strait during the day.

Areas of fog or low cloud possible from Auckland through to the Central North Island, mainly morning.


Isolated showers about the Waikato region could be heavy during the afternoon then easing evening.

Purple – South to southeasterly winds are strong through Cook Strait, winds may gust to gale at times.

Not much wind and high moisture brings a risk of fog again on Friday morning about the upper North Island, generally where skies are clear the night before. If areas of low cloud persist through the night fog may keep at bay.


As a low swings down over the North Island during the day some rain about the Bay Of Plenty (possibly heavy) gradually moves into East Cape by midday then Gisborne / Hawkes Bay during the evening and overnight.

Southerlies through Cook Strait continue to be brisk / strong during the day.

– 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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