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

A northeasterly airflow lies over New Zealand today while a front in the Tasman Sea approaches the west of the South Island during the day, pushing in overnight. This front moves over the North Island on Friday while the rest of the country remains under gusty northwesterlies through till Saturday.


Blue – Overnight as a front closes in rain may be heavy at times for the West Coast of the South Island.

Yellow – A warm day about the lower and eastern South Island with afternoon high’s reaching into the mid twenties.

The odd light shower affects northeastern parts of the North Island during the day.


Blue – Morning rain (possibly heavy) for the West Coast of the South Island then easing. As a slow moving front moves over the upper North Island during the day there may be a heavy fall or two.

Chance of a heavy shower during the afternoon as a southwest change moves through Southland and Otago.

Purple – Northerlies gusty / strong at times through Cook Strait during the day.

Yellow – High’s reaching into the low to mid twenties in the afternoon for the eastern South Island.


As a front pushes northwards along the Wets Coast during the day rain may be heavy. Temperatures in the east of both islands approaching the mid twenty degree mark. Northwesterly winds will also be gusty / strong from afternoon for eastern areas of the South Island and through Cook Strait.

– 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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