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This weekend’s headlines (x3): Rain arrives in the north later, Cool start inner South Island, Weather on Sunday

Here’s what is making the weather headlines this weekend.


While northeastern parts of the North Island have showers today it’s not till later this evening or overnight that rain arrives in Northland.

The far south of the South Island and the West Coast can expect some very nice weather and warm temperatures this afternoon.

MSLP / Rain map – Sunday 12th February 2023 1:00am –


While not overly cold temperatures this morning about inland parts of the South Island may start out in single figures.

Temperature map – Saturday 11th February 2023

WEATHER ON SUNDAY – Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle moves closer

North Island

An east to southeasterly airflow strengthens as tropical cyclone Gabrielle approaches tp the northwest, gale to severe gale southeasterlies for the upper North Island especially about coastal parts. Cloudy skies all day with rain in the east and for the upper North Island, Coromandel, north of Auckland then later in the day East Cape sees some heavy rain.

South Island

Mostly sunny, a few afternoon clouds about inland hills and ranges may produce an isolated shower otherwise mainly dry. Nelson and Marlborough see a mix of sun and cloud during the day with Marlborough perhaps seeing light showers or drizzle patches. Winds are light tending onshore in the afternoon, east to northeast winds freshen up in the east after midday.

MSLP / Rain map -Sunday 12th February 2023 3:00pm –


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