InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Tuesday / Wednesday


A cold southwesterly airflow eases today although it may still be fresh about eastern coastal areas this morning. An anticyclone pushes in from the Tasman Sea covering most of New Zealand by afternoon and this anticyclone continues to cover the country on Wednesday.

Mainly sunny and or dry for western parts of the country today, quite cold to start though especially for inland areas. The odd shower clears the Auckland region this morning. Morning cloud for Southland and Otago clears then mostly sunny, some cloud at times during the day for Canterbury with a few showers out on Banks Peninsula. Showers about the Wairarapa and Mahia Peninsula ease during the day.

Fairly settled and mostly sunny for a majority of the country on Wednesday, some cloud from afternoon for Auckland and Northland however, there may even be a light shower or two move into far northeastern areas. Cloudy areas for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne, a shower or two brushing the coast (i.e. Mahia Peninsula). Mostly cloudy for the West Coast of the South Island, a shower or two about South Westland from afternoon then North Westland later in the evening.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson - WeatherWatch.co.nz