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

A southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today. A northwesterly airflow develops over the South Island on Wednesday then changing cooler southwest about the lower South Island in the afternoon, reaching the lower North Island overnight. Areas of high pressure on Thursday.


A generic southwesterly airflow brings cloudy areas to western regions today, perhaps a shower or two also especially for the South Island’s West Coast in the morning. Sunnier out east.

Purple – Westerly winds about coastal Southland and coastal parts of the lower western North Island are brisk to strong at times today.


Purple – Northwesterly winds strengthen about the inner South Island from morning on Wednesday then in the afternoon winds change gusty southwest, winds strong about coastal areas then pushing northwards in the evening.

Westerlies brisk about coastal parts of the lower western North Island during the day.

Yellow – Temperatures may approach the mid 20’s in the afternoon about Hawkes Bay (mainly inland) and Gisborne.


Potentially a frosty start about the lower South Island in the morning (inland), only the risk of a light frost however this may be of concern to growers. In the afternoon / evening there may be a few heavy isolated showers about the Waikato / Bay Of Plenty then easing later.

– 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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