InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday


A northwesterly airflow picks up today with a front moving onto the South Island from the west this afternoon / evening. An area of low pressure gradually draws in a southerly airflow over the South Island on Wednesday.

Mainly dry today for most of the North Island however northern Taranaki and Kapiti may see a light shower or two. The West Coast of the South Island sees rain, becoming heavy from afternoon then easing overnight. A mainly dry day in the east with some high cloud, Southland and Otago may see a spot of rain at times from afternoon otherwise mainly dry.

Most regions around New Zealand can expect some rain or showers for a time on Wednesday but nothing is overly severe or terribly cold. Conditions will start to cool down a little for the eastern South Island as a southerly airflow slowly makes its way northwards over the South Island during the day. The West Coast of the South Island gets some good weather from afternoon after morning showers clear.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz