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Weather Graphic: Warm weekend for most New Zealanders

As we said the other day the wind flow around New Zealand is particularly mild for this time of the year. The especially warm northerly flow is today (Friday) easing as a very slow front crosses Auckland and other parts of northern New Zealand.

That means after the front has passed the winds are generally switching from northerlies to westerlies – and may even tilt back a little more north west for some by Sunday.

Westerlies also warming up even further as they blows down the ranges and into our eastern districts.

So expect a fairly mild weekend right across the country and especially in the north and east of both islands.

Coldest weather this weekend will be, unsurprisingly, amongst the Southern Alps.

Windiest weather is around Tasmania and south of Australia – and blowing towards the West Coast (where it’s likely to intensfy next week).

Calmest weather in our part of the world is mostly over Australia and to our north – where high pressure continues to dominate.



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