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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture – Fog & Frosts the Thursday theme

High pressure is mainly in control for Thursday, a northerly airflow develops over the South Island later in the day.

Cloudy areas about eastern Northland with a few showers then easing from afternoon, sunnier in the west. Chance of a morning shower (mainly in the north) for Auckland then expect mainly sunny weather, some evening fog may form. Mainly sunny about the Waikato and Bay Of Plenty however watch for areas of fog morning and night. Light winds.

A mainly sunny day about the lower North Island in the west, a frosty start for inland areas. Light winds. Morning cloud breaks to mostly sunny weather along the east coast, light winds tend southerly. Gisborne could see slightly cloudier skies with the risk of a shower or two, mainly right on the coast. A mix of sun and cloud about Wellington, light northerlies developing in the afternoon.

Morning cloud breaks to sunny spells about Marlborough. Nelson may see an early shower, remaining fairly cloudy although some sun may break through in the afternoon. Light winds. Mostly sunny about Canterbury, a few afternoon clouds possible. Northeasterly winds.

Early morning showers ease Greymouth northwards, some sun may even break through with long dry areas developing. Further south expect a mix of sun and cloud which gradually thickens from afternoon, there may be a light shower or two towards evening. Northeasterly winds.

A sunny day about Southland and Otago with a touch of high cloud possible from afternoon, light winds.

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

Not all regions and towns have been mentioned above. For specific 10 day information for your city, town, rural community or island please see the 1500 forecasts on our homepage!

– Aaron Wilkinson,


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