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Warming up before the weekend – Thursday’s #WeatherRisks and your main centre outlook

We’re again looking at frosts in sheltered inland parts of New Zealand, with Taupo sitting at -2.8C at 5am this morning.

Beyond this typical winter stuff, there aren’t many serious weather risks around the country on Thursday – with the exception of South Westland.
A front swinging onto the South Island’s West Coast will bring heavy rains to that part of the world, though this is shaping to happen overnight more than during the day – late evening onwards.

Main Centres


Light northerlies and sunny conditions dominate until a cloudy afternoon, while the temperatures stay fairly low – in the mid teens for the most part.


Similar story in Wellington, mostly sunny with clouds in the afternoon and northerly breezes, while temperatures will stay in the double figures (barely).



And it’s copy and paste in some ways for Christchurch – northerly breezes, with a mix of sun and cloud and a forecast high of 11C.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,

– Photo: Chris Johnson


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