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A weak front will bring a few showers…and cold in the South 
Queen’s Birthday Weekend is set to be a cool and quite cloudy one, especially for those south of about Taupo.   The high that has given us warm days and cold nights so far this week will gradually move off New Zealand and by Friday morning a cold front will move into Southland.  “That cold front will weaken as it moves into the departing High, so by the time it reaches Northland on Saturday night it will have lost most of it’s puff” says TRN’s Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan.  “But it’ll still bring a few showers or brief rain for everyone in west”.  He says the South Island’s east coast will get a few shower Saturday followed by a colder south westerly which mean day time highs of just 9 in Dunedin on Saturday and 11 in Christchurch”.
“In the North a few late showers in Auckland on Saturday afternoon or night will give way to more cloud than showers by Sunday and improve further on Monday.  The East coast of the North Island will unfortunately see only one or two showers on Saturday night, clearing on Sunday, with highs in the late teens thanks to the westerly” says Duncan.
In the Capital showers and wind will dominate the weather.
A large high south of Australia will engulf the entire continent early next week, which will mean more west or south west winds for New Zealand from Sunday onwards.
Please note long range forecasts are just an indicator or over all conditions.  For that reason a more detailed forecast, including travel conditions will be issued on Friday.



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