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Weather Headlines for Saturday – A risk of inland fog, warming up then rain in the west

Big high and mainly settled, fog possible?

As we have a big high parking over us today and hanging around till early next week this brings the possibility of fog for some inland areas morning and night, there likely won’t be any major issues here but something to keep an eye on if it pertains to you. Saturday through to Tuesday. Go to, type in your centre then click on the “Fog/Cloud” tab, you’ll be able to see if fog is possible for you coming up. The link below for Reefton shows fog possibilities when you click on the “Fog/Cloud” tab for e.g.,%20West%20Coast

High’s reaching into the thirties inland through till Tuesday

Temperatures about some inland areas especially the inner South Island and perhaps inland parts of the North Island at times will reach into the early thirties on Saturday through till Tuesday next week. Wednesday and Thursday conditions become very warm for eastern regions of both Islands.

Map shows: Maximum Temperature (°c) in the afternoon of the day shown.

Rain still on track for early February

A low descending into the Tasman Sea on the 1st February brings down some rain which starts affecting the far north, February 2nd through till the 4th at least expect some rain, mainly in the west and especially the western South Island. Eastern regions may need to wait a few days longer if long range maps stay consistent. The precipitation (% of normal) map below shows this rain, this map covers Thursday 27th January through to Friday 5th February 2022.

Long range rain maps can be found be clicking here.


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