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

A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a weak front straddles the upper North Island while another fairly weak front moves onto the lower South Island this afternoon. A front lingers over the North Island on Friday and Saturday while a ridge lies over the South Island.


Blue – This evening a few heavy isolated showers may develop about South Canterbury then easing overnight.

Overnight showers move onto the western North Island, there may be a few isolated heavy areas of rain within these showers.


A narrow band of showers lies from about Auckland across to Gisborne on Friday, there is a chance there may be an isolated heavy fall or two along this band at times in the afternoon and evening.

For the South Island it’s looking like a mainly sunny day in the south, west and north while Canterbury and eastern Otago has cloudy areas and the risk of a light shower or two in the morning.


A showery morning for the upper North Island then a weak front that is generating these showers slowly slinks southwards during the day bringing showers or areas of rain to the lower North Island.

Warm afternoon temperatures for inland Southland / Otago, temperatures may approach the mid 20’s.

– 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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