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

An anticyclone brings mainly settled conditions to New Zealand today and on Thursday however it may become unstable in the afternoon for the upper North Island. A low starts to descend from the tropics north of the country on Friday meanwhile most of both islands sit under a ridge of high pressure.


Isolated showers late afternoon / evening about the upper North Island (mainly inland), a chance one or two may become heavy with the risk of thunderstorms.

Yellow – Temperatures approaching the mid twenties about the inner lower South Island in the afternoon.


Blue – Heavy showers with possible thunderstorms developing in the afternoon for the upper North Island, easing later in the evening.

Yellow – Afternoon high’s reach into the mid twenties for the lower South Island.


High’s in the mid twenties for the upper South Island and many parts of the North Island south of Auckland on Friday. Overnight southeasterly winds become strong from the incoming low to the north.

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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