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

A weakening front moves northwards over the South Island during today while another weak feature may trigger some heavy isolated showers for Northland / Auckland in the afternoon. A south to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Wednesday then an anticyclone muscles in over New Zealand on Thursday while a southeasterly airflow eases over the North Island.


Blue – Isolated showers possible in the afternoon / evening for Northland and northern Auckland, one or two may be heavy then clearing in he evening.

While not heavy rain, considering it has been dry for the east of the South Island for some time it is news worthy that finally today some drizzle will start to push northwards along the east coast during the day. Reaching coastal Marlborough later in the afternoon or evening.

Yellow – Afternoon high’s in the mid to high twenties, warmest along the North Island’s East coast.


Showers may become heavy about the interior of both Islands on Wednesday afternoon then easing in the evening.

Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the mid twenties for some upper and eastern parts of the North Island.


Afternoon high’s in the mid twenties for the upper North Island on Thursday, also inland Southland / parts of Central Otago. Early drizzle clears for the eastern South Island, continuing for much of the day along the North Island’s East Coast.

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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