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Weekend outlook

A cold front will unsettle the weather across the country this weekend, but not all at once.

A large high to our north on Friday will keep the weather fairly settled for the North Island.  The weather across the northern part of the South Island should be dry with a warming northerly breeze kicking in.  Showers that will be associated with the cold front will start to affect the deep south late Friday afternoon.

On Saturday, the front begins to advance north across the South Island.  Wind and rain is expected for the southern and western sections.  North Islanders will stay dry, but will notice an increase in the northerlies.

Saturday night, the front will move onto the North Island and bring a chance for showers.  Much of the precipitation should move off by mid-morning on Sunday.  However, a few showers will still be possible for Taranaki and Wanganui into Sunday afternoon.  Coastal sections of the deep south could also see a bit of shower activity during the day on Sunday.

The rest of the country is looking at a fairly dry day on Sunday.  However, it should still be a bit cooler as the winds turn back to the south.

Homepage image/  Keith Stewart

By WeatherWatch Analyst Howard Joseph


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