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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday

A westerly quarter airflow lies over the country on Tuesday.

A shower or two for western parts of the country on Tuesday, sunnier and drier in the east. A touch of high cloud for the lower South Island from afternoon.


A light, mild, westerly flow dominates New Zealand this week (+4 Maps)

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Westerly winds will prevail over the country on Monday, creating quite a contrast between the showery, wet, west and dry, sunny, east. In fact in the South Island rain will be persistent rain along the western side for the rest of today. The amount is not likely to be too high nor will it be too heavy.


Weather Video: Second half of the school holidays has good and bad news

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We’re in the second week of the school hols and the forecast is looking fairly good with some positives and some negatives. We’ll start with the bad news and that’s that more showers are in the forecast for western areas.


Second half of July shaping up to be warmer than average - WeatherWatch.co.nz

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Milder air flows may lock in a warmer than average second half to July according to WeatherWatch.co.nz forecasters with temperatures a few to several degrees above average at times.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Monday / Tuesday

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a front clearing eastern regions this morning and moving eastwards. A westerly quarter airflow continues on Tuesday.

Showers for most western regions today, some sun at times for the western North Island. Sunnier conditions along the eastern side of New Zealand after morning rain clears away.


Monday's national forecast

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A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today with a front clearing eastern regions this morning and moving eastwards.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato & Bay Of Plenty
Morning fog, mainly for inland areas then expect sunny spells and isolated showers, light northwest winds tend westerly this afternoon.


Monday's weather outlook

A northwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Monday with a front clearing eastern regions in the morning and moving eastwards.


Sunday's national forecast

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Nor'east winds pick up nationwide and become a little strong in some exposed places. A narrow but heavy band of rain slides south and eastwards over the North Island. 


A burst of NE winds and rain for most regions, we break it down over 11 MAPS

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As a big high pressure system is slowly drifting off New Zealand a large developing low in the Tasman Sea moves in behind it - creating a "squash zone" of increasing north to north east winds nationwide and a period of rain with isolated heavy falls.


InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Saturday / Sunday

An east to northeasterly airflow gradually increases over New Zealand Saturday as a large low pressure system churns away in the Tasman Sea. A gusty northeasterly airflow covers the country on Sunday with a front just to the west and also covering Northland.