InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Thursday


Mainly settled and hot weather on Thursday due to an anticyclone.

Mostly sunny for the upper North Island, light winds in the morning then afternoon sea breezes. Some cloud may build a little in the afternoon for the Waikato with the low risk of an isolated shower otherwise mainly dry. Also some cloud may affect Northland, mainly in the east during the day in a slightly more dominant northeasterly airflow.

Sunny and hot for the lower western North Island (warmest temperatures inland), light winds in the morning then afternoon sea breezes. There may be an isolated shower / downpour for some inland hills and ranges late afternoon or evening. Mostly sunny weather along the east coast after morning cloud breaks away, east to northeasterly winds. Any early cloud clears Wellington to sunny weather with light winds from the north. Hotter inland to the north.

Mostly sunny for the top of the South Island with northeasterly winds for Marlborough, northerlies in Nelson. Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather in Canterbury. East to northeasterly winds pick up a little in the afternoon, especially near the coast.

Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather along the West Coast, light winds then afternoon sea breezes. Warmest temperatures about inland Buller. A mostly sunny day after any morning cloud clears for Southland and Otago, light winds then afternoon sea breezes. Hot for inland areas.

Blue - Heavy form of precipitation - or - low temperatures, typically below 1 to 2 degrees celsius.
White - Snow
Purple - Strong winds.
Yellow - Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.


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- Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz