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Thursday’s News: Occluded front then high – A touch of fog / frost – Settled Friday / Saturday

Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….


An occluded front moves north over the North Island today, rain with the front, more persistent in the west, spits in the east. Rain may be heavy about Taranaki first thing then easing / clearing.

The South Island has showers in the west and south ease today, mostly sunny in the east although southwesterlies bring some cloud to Canterbury from afternoon.

High pressure starts to move in later today over the country.


Thanks to high pressure moving over the country later today / overnight there may be a touch of fog develop for some. You can see where in the image below.

There may also be a light frost overnight for some inland parts of the South Island.


High pressure covers New Zealand on Friday bringing very settled conditions.

Saturday is quite settled too but our high starts to get a move along pushing eastwards, a little cloud starts to appear for East Cape through to Eastern Northland with a light shower or two. Northerlies gradually develop over the country.

Sunday still sees northerlies but a front is moving north over the South Island in this flow, the West Coast therefore sees heavy rain, rain moves into Nelson and Marlborough overnight. The western / upper North Island has a few isolated showers. Eastern regions are drier and warmer.


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