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

A low brings unsettled conditions to the North Island today while the South Island sits under a ridge of high pressure. A ridge for the upper North Island on Thursday, a low slowly moves away to the east from the lower North Island meanwhile a gentle northwesterly airflow gradually develops over the south. A northwesterly airflow covers most of New Zealand on Friday however a ridge continues to lie over the upper North Island.


Blue – Early heavy rain about Auckland, Waikato and the Bay Of Plenty eases this morning.

For many inland areas showers in the afternoon becoming heavy with a risk of thunderstorms then easing later in the evening.

Yellow – Afternoon high’s reaching into the mid 20’s.

Watch for a few areas of fog this morning especially about rural Canterbury and Wellington.


Yellow – Afternoon high’s comfortably reaching into the mid 20’s for the areas marked in yellow below.


Blue – Some heavy rain may affect coastal Southland and Stewart Island during the day, later in the evening or overnight some heavy rain may affect coastal Fiordland.

Yellow – High’s comfortably reaching into the mid 20’s for the areas marked below.

Watch for a chance of morning fog about the Waikato.

– 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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