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

High pressure covers much of New Zealand today however a few weak fronts in the mix provide cloud and showers for some. The high hangs around for much of Friday while a low brews in the Tasman Sea. A northeasterly airflow increases on Saturday as a front moves towards the western side of the country during the day.


Blue – Potentially a frosty start about the lower South Island this morning (inland), only the risk of a light frost however this may be of concern to growers.

In the afternoon / evening there may be a few heavy isolated showers about the Waikato / Bay Of Plenty then easing later.


Still the chance of a light frost again on Friday morning, only just, for inner parts of the South Island. Low risk of a heavy isolated shower about some upper North Island areas in the afternoon (mainly Auckland, Waikato and inland Bay Of Plenty).


Areas of rain about South Westland may be heavy at times, gradually moving northwards during the day as a front closes in.

– 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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