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The main Weather News Highlights across NZ: Mon, Tue, Wed

A low pressure system brings showers to the North Island today while a ridge in the south brings settled weather, a ridge brings mainly settled weather on Tuesday however that doesn’t necessarily mean cloud free for some regions. A ridge stretching out from a high in the Tasman Sea on Wednesday continues to bring mainly settled weather.

Monday (3:00pm MSLP / Rain map

Isolated showers may be heavy at times for much of the upper North Island today however in the east a southerly change may make showers turn into thunderstorms that then easing later this evening.

Not a lot going on in the South Island although some settled weather will be nice for a change. But there is plenty of cloud about this morning in the east which gradually breaks to some sun this afternoon. A cool start for some inland areas.

Tuesday (3:00pm MSLP / Rain map)

A ridge brings mainly settled conditions to New Zealand on Tuesday. The sunniest weather is in the west while eastern regions see cloudy areas. A few showers in the case of the eastern North Island. Once again a cool start to the day for inland parts of the South Island.

Wednesday (3:00pm MSLP / Rain map)

Yet more settled weather on Wednesday although it won’t likely be clear and sunny for all. Expect some cloud at times for most. A weak front pushed onto Southland around midday bringing the chance of a shower which works its way up to Canterbury by evening. A cool start for inland areas of both islands.

– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned. 

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– Aaron Wilkinson,


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