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A cloudy, drizzly, foggy outlook – The Big Picture on Tuesday

A southwesterly airflow will ease over the country during the day on Tuesday, and while it’s fairly weak to start, there is a fair amount of cloud and drizzle around both islands.

Sunny spells linger for the upper North Island, with light winds tending west to southwest, as well as fog in the morning and evening in inland areas.
Cloudy spells prevail in the west, from Taranaki to Kapiti, and there may be a light shower or two as well, with westerly winds.
On the East Coast, from Gisborne to Wairarapa, it’s a sunny winter’s day – with a weak southwest change moving into Hawkes Bay in the afternoon, then Gisborne in the evening.
This brings some cloud and the low risk of a shower.
Further south, there’s some morning sun for Wellington, before southerlies move in during the afternoon and bring some increasing cloud.

A few morning showers clear the West Coast of the South Island, and sunny areas develop.
Canterbury sees southerlies develop in the morning, bringing mostly cloudy skies, while there’s a chance of a light shower or two here – but the main conditions stay dry, and cloud breaks up overnight.
Nelson and Marlborough both see morning cloud break to mostly sunny areas as the day progresses
It’s mostly sunny in Otago, after early coastal showers clear.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,


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