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Weather headlines (x3) for Tuesday: Cold southeasterlies persist, Place to be today, High pressure is coming

Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.


Showers continue for the eastern South Island today north of about North Otago, clearing up this evening Banks Peninsula southwards. Showers are most persistent about the Kaikoura area. Expect snow flurries to about 300m.

Expect rain for the eastern North Island but upper air temperatures are warmer so snow isn’t an issue during the day, overnight some cold air moves in with rain easing to showers. Overnight snow flurries develop to 400m for the ranges of Wairarapa and 700m for the ranges of Gisborne.

MSLP / Rain map – Tuesday 9th August 3:00pm 2022 –


South Westland, that’s the short answer. Expect sunny weather with light winds but it will be frosty to start this morning. Southland actually has a a nice day too in terms of sun but easterly winds may be a little breezy.

Low cloud map – Tuesday 9th August 3:00pm 2022 –


A big high does look to be coming, the South Island gets a taste of high pressure from Wednesday but it’s not till about Friday or Saturday that high pressure spreads out all over New Zealand bringing an end to the unsettled weather we have had lately.

No doubt there will be some very frosty nights coming up too.

MSLP / Rain map – Friday 12th August 3:00pm 2022 –


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