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Weather headlines (x3) for Tuesday: Fog risk, Warm week ahead, Front still due Sunday

Here’s what is making the weather headlines today.


Yes this week through to Saturday we have plenty of fog potential coming up. For the North Island this will be anywhere Waikato southwards where skies are clear the night before and winds light, typically just inland away from the coast. The South Island has fog or low cloud potential also, especially for inland Buller and at times in the east.

The below graphs show the fog potential for Reefton and then Hamilton. Fog looks to hang around for a longer period of time (overnight / morning) in Reefton, not as long for Hamilton.


Temperatures for many North Island regions and the lower / upper and eastern South Island this week will range in the late teens to early twenties. As a southerly airflow kicks in on Monday next week that’s when things cool down.

Looking at the graphs above for fog they also include afternoon highs, Waikato has highs in the early twenties all week while Reefton stays in the high teens mostly, perhaps reaching 20 on Wednesday.

This temperature graph below for Christchurch shows afternoon highs in the late teens all week. For more information on afternoon temperatures near you please go to and use the search function.


The next bit of action weather looks to be a front moving in over the South Island on Sunday bringing rain to the West Coast with heavy falls. On Monday rain spreads to the North Island and up the eastern side of the country.


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