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Wednesday’s News: Heavy showers North Island, Frosty conditions, Front this weekend then high

Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….


Very cold upper air and a westerly airflow brings heavy showers into the western North Island today, some may contain hail and thunder.

Canterbury up through to Nelson and Marlborough may even see the odd isolated heavy showers with small hail, chances of thunder are fairly low compared to further north but there is a slim chance.

For more details on any potential instability please check out Metservice’s thunderstorm outlook here.


Over the next few mornings temperatures will be cold with frosts possible. The South Island features more in this regard compared to further north.

You can search more specific information on our website, use the search function (type in your location) then click on the “Frost” tab.


At this stage a big front moves in from the Tasman Sea on Saturday bringing rain to western regions with heavy falls, this forms into an area of low pressure over the North Island on Sunday with further heavy falls. The low persists over the North Island on Monday with heavy falls becoming restricted to the east meanwhile high pressure starts moving in further south.

On Tuesday expect high pressure to bring settled weather for all.

For more details please check out our daily video presented by Philip Duncan on this website around midday.


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