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

A southwestely airflow lies over New Zealand today with a cold front clearing off to the northeast of the North Island this morning. A westerly airflow on Thursday with a front moving onto the lower South Island in the evening. A weak ridge pushes in on Friday while a low becomes organised just north of the North Island.


Blue – Rain passing through the upper North Island may be heavy early this morning however quickly easing.

Purple – West to Southwesterly winds gusty for many coastal parts of the South Island in the morning then easing.


Purple – West to northwesterly winds gusty about many parts of the South Island especially in the afternoon, winds strongest about coastal Southland. Northerlies through Cook Strait become gusty in the afternoon then ease later in the evening.

Yellow – High’s in the low to mid twenties for the eastern North Island in the afternoon.


Not much going on for Friday, it will be a cool morning to start for Central Otago, chance of a light frost but temperatures around 2 degrees at dawn may be more likely.

– 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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