InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Tuesday


A south to southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand on Tuesday bringing plenty of cloud.

For the upper North Island expect mostly cloudy skies, there may be a light shower or two otherwise mainly dry. Winds from the southwest. The Bay Of Plenty will likely see areas of sun especially afternoon onwards with high's reaching into the mid 20's.

About the lower North Island expect cloud to break to sunny spells from afternoon, westerly breezes. A mainly sunny day for the east coast, light winds tend southerly in the afternoon with cloud developing about the Wairarapa then spreading furher northwards in the evening.

Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, the odd patchy shower possible, more so about North Westland and especially Buller. Some sun breaks through from afternoon about South Westland. Mainly sunny for Nelson and Marlborough, cloud develops in the afternoon especially about Marlborough.

Canterbury may see some early sun, more so Banks Peninsula northwards then expect thickening cloud with light southerlies tending easterly in the afternoon. A few areas of drizzle with cloudy skies. Mostly cloudy about Southland and Otago, a few afternoon sunny spells possible mainly inland. Winds from the southwest, tending easterly about coastal Otago later in the afternoon.

Blue - Heavy form of precipitation.
Purple - Strong winds.
Yellow - Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.

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