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

A front moves northwards over the South Island today then in a weakened state hits the North Island on Thursday, continuing to linger over the North Island on Friday.


Blue – Some heavy rain pushes northwards along the West Coast during today, by West Coast standards it’s not all that bad but still something to keep an eye on for anyone planning to be outdoors. Rain will ease in the evening.

Yellow – Temperatures reaching into the low 20’s for parts of northern Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, perhaps mid 20’s if your lucky.


Not a lot happening, a weak front delivers showers to the west of the North Island during the day. Temperatures about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne reach into the low 20’s, also about Northland.

In the evening there may be an isolated heavy shower or two move into South Canterbury.


A narrow band of showers lies from about Auckland across to Gisborne on Friday, there is a chance there may be an isolated heavy fall or two along this band at times in the afternoon and evening.

For the South Island it’s looking like a mainly sunny day in the south, west and north while Canterbury and eastern Otago has cloudy areas and the risk of a light shower or two.

– 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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