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

A large anticyclone sits in the Tasman Sea on Thursday while a ridge stretches out over New Zealand. A front moving around the outside of this high moves up the eastern side of the North Island. A ridge covers most of the country on Friday and Saturday, a left over portion of Thursday’s front hangs over Northland during this time bringing a few showers.


Blue – A cold start about the inner South and North Islands, perhaps just reaching down to 0 degrees in some spots.

Purple – Southwesterly winds freshen along the east coast of the North Island during the day, only just on the coastal fringes. Easing about Banks Peninsula in the morning.


Blue – Another cold start for inland areas, starting out between 0 to 3 degrees celcius.


Blue – Another cool start due to a ridge of high pressure, starting out around 2 to 3 degrees. The bright side is it’ll be a mainly sunny day for most.

– 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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