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Main centre weekend forecast: Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington

UPDATED 8:16am — This weekend is looking blustery and a bit wet for parts of the country, mainly in the form of showers – as the large, slow moving low pressure system which has dominated our weather for the last week moves gradually across New Zealand and away to our north east.

Our main centres are all looking a bit blustery…BUT…the worst has passed for most regions…


Any morning showers have now cleared – mostly dry weather is on the way but southwesterlies will pick up towards Saturday afternoon, becoming gusty.

Sunday is dry , but there is a low risk of a coastal shower or two from the west – Sunday and Saturday both have highs around 17 degreees.


After an extraordinarily wet week, the weekend will kick off a little wet – with showers on the horizon for some parts of Wellington on Saturday, along with strong southerlies through the day.
This will also push the temperatures down, with a high of just 14 on the cards on Saturday, while Sunday is looking equally chilly.
The good news is that the worst of the rain should be well and truly over by now, with just the remainder of gusty southerlies and increasing sunny patches in the afternoon.


The weekend will start off a bit wet here too, with a cold and showery Saturday looking likely for those around the garden city, as the temperatures may only get up to around 12 degrees max, as a result of those cool southwesterly winds through the day.
Sunday is looking clearer, though not much warmer – with a similar temperature expected and early strong southwesterlies – though both wind and any wet stuff should be gone by afternoon on Sunday.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,

– Photo: Chris Johnson


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