InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday


A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand on Tuesday as a front gradually weakens over the North Island during the day.

For Northland expect mostly sunny weather, some high cloud develops later in the day. Getting warm with afternoon high's into the mid 20's for many.

Auckland becomes mostly cloudy in the morning with the odd light shower or drizzle patch then drifting through. The Waikato and Taranaki are mostly cloudy, the odd light shower then drying up later in the day. South of Taranaki in the west showers clear to afternoon sunny spells. The Bay Of Plenty is fairly cloudy this time round, there may be a light shower or two otherwise it's mainly dry.

Mostly sunny along the east coast with some high cloud moving in later in the afternoon, afternoon temperatures in the high 20's. Sunny spells about Wellington with northerlies.

Any early showers clear along the West Coast of the South Island then expect sunny spells with west to southwesterly winds. Some rain overnight for North Westland. Nelson and Marlborough are mainly dry and sunny although expect high cloud to build from morning, afternoon temperatures in the mid 20's.

Canterbury and coastal Otago are mainly cloudy with east to northeasterly winds, chance of a light drizzle patch about coastal Otago from afternoon otherwise mainly dry. Morning cloud about Southland breaks to sunny spells, central Otago has mostly sunny conditions with some high cloud gradually building, warm in the afternoon with high's in the mid 20's.

Not all regions and towns have been mentioned above. For specific 10 day information for your city, town, rural community or island please see the 1500 forecasts on our homepage!

- Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz