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VIDEO: Our final video for 2020 – How Christmas and beyond is shaping up

The humid, warm, weather across many parts of NZ will be pushed away on Christmas Day but a colder southerly change. This southerly will head northwards on Boxing Day and into Sunday as well.

Temperatures will be below normal in the very south and east of both islands at some point. Next week sees high pressure growing across the country bringing sunny, dry, weather for a time.

Our small team who edit our videos are now on holiday – we’ll still be providing daily news stories and maps at and and our weather videos will return in mid-January 2021 (maybe earlier if something significant weather-wise happens).

Have a great Christmas and New Year from everyone at – and thank you all for your support this year!


Donald Gates on 24/12/2020 6:44pm

Love your videos ,very informative especially around haymaking time of the year.merry Xmas to you all .

Linda P on 23/12/2020 9:33pm

Hi Phillip and the Team,
Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas!. Thanks for your videos and weather reports, they are the best!!
Kind regards

Andy on 23/12/2020 10:48am

Thanks for the videos. Love a good storm so I watch with anticipation when one is brewing. Enjoy your break!

Peter Thomas Langer on 23/12/2020 3:46am

well arent the south island lucky they were supose to have drought in a la nina maybe they will get it in a el nino since things are topsy turvy

Dawn on 23/12/2020 3:36am

Derek says it perfectly. I endorse what Derek has said. Merry Christmas to all the team and thank you.

Derek Butcher on 23/12/2020 1:02am

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too all at Weather watch.
Thank you for the excellent work you have done and helped so many as regards the weather.

Enjoy your well-earned break.


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