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Heavy showers and a westerly change – The Big Picture on Wednesday

Another front is making its way over the country on Wednesday, bringing rain, squalls, winds and the possibility of thunderstorms in places.

There are showers for much of the North Island – some of these becoming heavy, squally (and thundery) at times during the afternoon and into evening.
Gusty northwesterlies change to the west late in the day.
The East Coast sees sunny areas and some high cloud, with the chance a spot of rain spreads from the west at times – otherwise mainly dry.

Showers remain for the west of South Island for much of the day, while morning rain about Buller could possibly be heavy, then ease to showers in the afternoon, along with west to southwest winds.
The east coast of the South Island sees some early showers clear, then mostly sunny conditions with light winds.
Southland and Otago see some morning sun, then showers from afternoon as northerlies change westerly.
Coastal Otago stays mainly sunny for much of the day, though high cloud thickens in the evening, bringing a few spots of rain along with it.

– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell,


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