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

A ridge of high pressure lies over New Zealand today bringing mainly settled conditions, Thursday sees an occluded frontal zone lying over the upper North Island while an easterly quarter airflow flows over the rest of the country. The occluded front moves a little further south on Friday, easterlies for everyone else.


Blue – A frosty start to the day for some, especially the South Island inland where some isolated spots may dip into -6 degree territory.


Blue – An frontal zone may bring the odd heavy shower or area of rain about Auckland from evening then a little further south overnight.

A frosty start again for some mainly inland away from the coast. The coldest overnight lows will be about inland South Island areas.


Blue – A few heavy showers or areas of rain ease about the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty in the morning moving into East Cape / Gisborne around midday, easing there in the evening.

Fairly cloudy skies keep frosts away for most however the lower South Island sees quite cold temperatures around dawn.

– 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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