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InfoGraphic: The Main Weather News Highlights across NZ: Tue, Wed, Thu

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a front clears the northeast of the country early in the morning. Northwesterlies strengthen on Wednesday. Thursday sees a series of fronts move over the country.


Blue – Any early heavy showers clear the upper North Island.

Purple – Gusty west to southwesterly winds about coastal parts of the lower South Island, easing from evening.


Blue – Another bout of heavy rain spreads northwards along the West Coast during the day, reaching Buller overnight.

Purple – Northwesterlies build from afternoon about inland parts of the South Island and through Cook Strait, winds becoming strong in the evening.


Heavy rain eases in the morning for the west of the South Island, areas of heavy rain move into western parts of the North Island from afternoon then ease in the evening.

– 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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