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

A front crosses over the North Island today, a ridge builds over the South Island then the North Island later in the day. An anticyclone moves out to the east on Thursday as a northeasterly airflow develops. A couple of fronts move in from the north and west on Friday, moving over later in the day.


Blue – A ridge brings a cold temperatures to some inland parts of the South Island, not a severe frost but in the region of 0 to -2 degrees celsius for the area shaded in blue below.

As a front moves over the North Island expect a few showers today, there is a chance of an isolated heavy fall this afternoon for areas between Auckland and Taranaki, also Hawkes Bay and the Wairarapa in the east.


Blue – A cold start for inland areas, it is winter after all. Not a big frost but the potential is there for some areas in blue below to get down to the 0 to -2 degree celsius range.


Blue – Rain about South Westland may be heavy at times.

Some heavy rain may affect northeastern parts of the North Island later in the evening / overnight as a low pressure systems moves in.

– 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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