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

An anticyclone muscles in over the South Island today while a southeasterly airflow eases over the North Island. High pressure for the North Island on Friday while northwesterlies build further south with a front moving onto the far south. Mainly anticyclonic conditions again on Saturday however there may be some afternoon instability for the inner South Island.


Blue – Rain about Hawkes Bay / Gisborne may be heavy at times this morning then easing.

Yellow – Afternoon high’s in the mid twenties for the upper North Island today, also inland Southland / parts of Central Otago.


Blue – A front may bring some heavy rain to Fiordland for a time on Friday, easing from later in the afternoon.

Yellow – A warm day for the east of the South Island and much of the North Island. Temperatures in the mid twenties at least, high twenties for the South Islands east coast.


Temperatures reaching into the mid twenties for much of the eastern and southern South Island, also for a few North Island areas. Isolated showers develop for the east of the South Island (inland) in the afternoon, some may become heavy even with the risk of a thunderstorm then clearing later on.

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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