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

Conditions finally ease today however it could become unstable in the afternoon for some, then overnight a front moves in from the west bringing some rain to the west and far south. Wednesday sees blustery southwesterlies cover New Zealand then easing on Thursday as a ridge of high pressure moves in.


Blue – During the afternoon cloud builds and isolated showers develop for some in the blue areas below, a few may turn heavy with the low risk of a thunderstorm then easing in the evening.

Watch for a risk of fog this morning about the inner North Island, also inland parts of the upper and lower South Island.


Purple – Brisk to strong southwesterlies for many coastal parts of New Zealand during Wednesday. Brisk to strong southerlies move into Wellington and Wairarapa during the afternoon.

As a band of rain moves through there may be some heavy rain for a time about the lower South Island in the morning then Canterbury (mainly inland) around midday. This rain is on the move fairly promptly so any heavy rain should ease to showers relatively quickly.


There may be a light frost about the inner South Island on Thursday morning. During the afternoon a few heavy showers develop about the ranges of Hakes Bay and Gisborne then clearing away 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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