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More heavy rain coming, then the cold and snow

The southerly blast is working up to cross NZ over the next 36 hours and it has already begun in the southern parts of the country.

Colder southerlies will spread north gradually, but the process is slowed down and complicated by a developing low pressure system which will cross central New Zealand / Cook Strait around midnight Friday – behind that is the main cold southerly.

In other words, Friday turns wintry for the South Island while Saturday it’s the North Island’s turn.

Here are rain and air pressure/temperature maps explaining more… 



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