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A quick front, brief rains – The Big Picture on Wednesday

A fast-moving front pushes northwards over the country during the day, and while there isn’t too much rough weather associated with it, there will be some showers and gusty westerly winds.

For the upper North Island, there are cloudy areas and the chance of a shower, while westerlies tend southwest late in the evening and overnight.
The east of the island sees mostly sunny weather and increasing high cloud, while there’s also a chance of a shower here in the evening.

In the South Island, rain on the West Coast eases to showers by midday, then clears in the afternoon, as northwest winds change to the southwest, and sunny areas then break through.
Nelson and Marlborough both see high cloud and northwest winds, while there’s a chance of a shower in the early afternoon as a southwest change moves through, then cloud breaks away by evening.
Canterbury sees a southwest change sweep northwards during the morning, bringing a few showers – which clear during the afternoon.
For the lower South Island, morning rain persists in the west, and showers fall in the east, before clearing, and sun breaks through.
Westerly winds pick up by evening about coastal Southland, becoming gusty.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,


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