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

A fairly slack pressure gradient today (not much wind flow) however a front moves southwards over the upper North Island during the day. A southeasterly airflow picks up over the South Island and lower North Island on Thursday while low pressure hangs over the North Island, this pattern continues on Friday.


Blue – Some rain moves into Northland and Auckland this morning bringing a risk of heavy falls, easing during the afternoon. Rain moves into the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty gradually during the afternoon, once again heavy falls are possible then easing during the evening. Perhaps not easing about eastern Bay Of Plenty till overnight.

Watch for a chance of fog this morning about the Waikato and Central North Island.

A fairly cloudy day for the South Island’s east coast, sunnier in the west.


Blue – Some rain about the lower North Island in the east may be heavy in the morning then easing.

Purple – Southerlies will be brisk to strong through Cook Strait during the day.

Areas of fog or low cloud possible from Auckland through to the Central North Island, mainly morning.


Not much wind and high moisture brings a risk of fog again on Friday morning about the upper North Island, generally where skies are clear the night before. If areas of low cloud persist through the night fog may keep at bay.

Rain about the lower North Island may be heavy at times, easing later in the day. Isolated showers about the Waikato region could be heavy during the afternoon then easing evening. South to southeasterly winds are strong through Cook Strait, winds may gust to gale at times.

– 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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