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No video today, here are 6 extra weather maps

Sorry but we have no video today, back on deck on Friday. We have some extra maps covering rainfall, temperatures and the set up on Monday should see some areas of rain for northern NZ.

Generally settled conditions are likely across the country for today and Friday. The exception will be in the very upper North Island where a few showers are expected under an influence of low pressure to the north.

Conditions go downhill starting on Friday night from the southwest triggered by low pressure approaching from the Tasman Sea. Rainfall from the system will spread widely over the country Sunday to Monday; the best falls will be over the western side of South Island, where amounts will generally run between 50 and 100 mm for 3 days from Saturday, with locally higher amounts possible. Moreover, isolated thunderstorms are possible especially in the North Island on Monday when winds are expected to converge.

Winds will pick up across west side of the both islands, exposed areas, and higher reaches as we head into Sunday.

Until Friday, southerly winds will prevail and max temperatures will be lower than normal across east side of both islands while warmer than normal across west side of islands.

Overnight minimums will be lower than normal across much of the country on Thursday night and Friday night under high pressure.

Our weather video returns on Friday with the weekend outlook and the forecast for next week!


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