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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A cool southwesterly airflow eases over the country today, a finger of moisture stretches out from the Tasman later in the day bringing some rain to the western North Island. This rain hangs over parts of the upper North Island on Saturday while an easterly quarter winds cover the rest of the country.

A few showers pepper many regions around New Zealand on Friday, for the South Island it’s mainly in the morning. Expect plenty of long dry areas also. Later in the evening or overnight some rain moves onto the western North Island, a chance that within this rain there could be a heavy fall or two.

Rain for the upper North Island on Saturday, possibly heavy although any heavy rain will likely be in a fairly narrow band. The odd shower elsewhere for the North Island, there may also be a light shower or two near the coast Banks Peninsula northwards in the east otherwise fairly dry.

Looking great for the West Coast of the South Island although there may be some cloud Greymouth northwards.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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