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

A front lingers over Northland today, reinvigorating later on with some heavy rain possible meanwhile the rest of New Zealand sits under a ridge of high pressure. A front stays fairly stationary over the North Island on Thursday while slowly moving southwards later in the day, the rest of the country has high pressure. A weak area of low pressure sits over the North Island on Friday while northeasterlies build in the south.


Blue – Rain about Northland may become heavy for some spots late afternoon / evening.

Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the mid 20’s for some parts of the North Island as marked below.


Blue – Rain, possibly heavy about the upper North Island. This rain could be fairly hit and miss, not likely totally dry but some areas may receive heavy falls while others may just get drizzle. It’s too hard to pinpoint where this will happen exactly. Rain slowly slinks southwards in the evening into Hawkes Bay then a little further southwards overnight.


Blue – Areas of rain for much of the North Island, easing from late afternoon or evening for the upper half. Once again this rain could be a bit more hit and miss then indicated on the map below. Some may just get drizzle while others may see some persistent rain. Later in the evening or overnight areas of rain (possibly heavy) moves into the Nelson / Marlborough regions.

Yellow – Temperatures may just get into the mid 20 degree region for some parts of the South Island as marked below.

– 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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