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Strong winds from the northwest – #WeatherRisks and your Main Centre outlook on Friday

On Friday we have a strong northwesterly airflow over most of New Zealand, with a ridge over the upper North Island and a front moving onto the lower South Island before heading north.

Northwest winds around Wellington look strong, with gales possible at times from afternoon.
Those same northwesterlies also blow through inland parts of Canterbury during the day, before a south to southwest change moves through in the afternoon, bringing increasing cloud with showers – then rain.

Main Centres


Sunny areas with some cloud here and there, along with light northerly breezes and temperatures reachong the mid 20s.


Gloomy and windy in the capital, with strong northwest winds blowing through (possibly to gale at times) and keeping temperatures under the magical 20 degree mark.


Wet and warm in Christchurch, after a mostly sunny morning, northwest winds change to the south in the afternoon, bringing late afternoon showers then rain – but not before temperatures get up close to 30 degrees.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,

– Photo: Chris Johnson


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