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The big high moves on

The big high moves on

The big fat high that has kept the country mostly fine and dry over the last week will begin to drift away in the coming days.

MetService Media and Communications Meteorologist Dan Corbett commented,"With the big fat high moving on, this now opens the door for other weather makers to move in, with cloud and some rain expected in a number of places during the weekend."

Instead of the new weather system just rolling in from the west, there will be a pincher effect with one low approaching from the east of the North Island, and a front moving over the southern half of the South Island this weekend.

A prevailing southeast wind flow across the North Island, from the low to the east, will bring wet weather to eastern areas such as Gisborne and Hawke's Bay, but little or no rain further west. Far western regions, such as Waikato to Taumaranui, are expected to miss out entirely this weekend.

The front in the south of the country is likely to bring rain from Fiordland up to Canterbury.

The rain clouds will also be drawing closer to Wellington for the royal visit on Monday, with thickening cloud and perhaps some drizzle, so a raincoat might need to be at the ready.

Don't forget to set you clocks back one hour on Saturday night for the end of daylight savings time.

There will no doubt be some subtle changes in the weather over the next few days, so keep up to date with the latest forecasts and any watches/warnings at metservice.com or on mobile devices at m.metservice.com.You can also follow our updates on MetService TV, @metservice on Twitter and at blog. metservice.com.

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