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

A ridge moves in today bringing a more settled looking picture, however there is still some cloud and a few showers about the North Island to gradually clear away. A front moves through on Friday with northwest winds preceding it then changing southwest in behind. A westerly airflow covers the country on Saturday.


Blue – There may be a light frost about the inner South Island this morning otherwise not much else going on today.

A few morning showers clear the North Island’s east coast, a chance one or two may linger through till evening. Morning cloud in the west breaks to some sun, chance of a morning shower in the west also.


Purple – Blustery northwest winds develop ahead of a front on Friday, especially through Cook Strait where winds may gust to gale force. Winds about the inner South Island while gusty are not looking to bad, winds ease in the evening.

Some rain (possibly heavy) along the West Coast eases midday onwards.


Showers about Southland through to South Canterbury in the east may be heavy late afternoon / evening in isolated spots, low risk of a thunderstorm.

Yellow – Temperatures in the low to mid 20’s for the areas marked below during the afternoon.

– 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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