InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Sunday


A southwesterly airflow continues to sit over New Zealand on Sunday while an anticyclone is centred in the Tasman Sea.

For the upper North Island in the west, mostly cloudy skies with a shower or two possible. Winds fairly breezy from the southwest perhaps becoming brisk at times in the afternoon for Auckland. The Bay Of Plenty is looking sunnier, just some cloud at times in the west.

Mostly cloudy about the lower North Island in the west, westerlies becoming brisk after midday especially near the coast. The east coast is drier and sunnier with afternoon temperatures perhaps reaching into the mid 20's.

Cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, a few showers at times. Nelson and Marlborough are mainly sunny with a touch of high cloud at times. Canterbury sees morning cloud break to sunny areas and some high cloud, a shower or two may sneak into coastal Canterbury later in the day up to about Banks Peninsula. Winds about Canterbury tending northwesterly for most however northeast right on the coast. A southerly change (mainly coastal) moves through in the evening.

Southland and Coastal Otago are mainly cloudy with showers at times, expect brisk cool southwestely winds. Inland Otago is looking a bit drier with perhaps some sun now and then, winds not as strong either.

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- Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz