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Waitangi Travel Forecast

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Situation:  A high pressure system will clear the South Island tonight but strengthen over the North Island tomorrow and across the weekend.  A low in the Southern Ocean will squeeze against the high in the north creating a ‘squeeze zone’ over the South Island,

By Road…

It’s a great weekend to be out on the roads.   Most roads should be dry right across the country today with just a few spits around Southland.  Over Saturday and Sunday dry conditions should prevail everywhere except Southland and possibly Otago with just a few spits of rain/showers remaining.  Heavy rain is possible around Fiordland later in the weekend.  

Watch for strong winds in exposed parts of Wellington on Sunday – particularly the Rimutaka Ranges.  People towing caravans should keep up to date with the latest weather at

Remember for all the latest roading conditions go to

Overall Weather Watch rating for driving this weekend:  Good.

By Air

Not a bad weekend to be flying.  Gusty winds are likely on Sunday from Wellington southwards but nothing extreme.  Could be a few bumps over Canterbury as the nor’wester kicks into gear this weekend.

Overall Weather Watch rating for flying this long weekend:  Good.

By Sea

Cook Strait – NZ govt forecast by MetService: Forecast
Northerly rising to 15 knots this morning, to 25 knots by midday and to 35 knots in the afternoon. Sea becoming very rough. Southerly swell 1 metre.

Outlook following 3 days: Northerly easing Saturday 10 knots, rising Sunday 35 knots with very rough sea. Easing Monday 20 knots

Overall Weather Watch rating:  Moderate.

This is the final update.


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