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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A ridge lies over the North Island today extending out from an anticyclone east of the North Island, meanwhile a light northwesterly airflow gradually develops further south. An east to northeasterly airflow gradually increases over New Zealand Saturday as a large low pressure system churns away in the Tasman Sea.

A chance of fog for inner parts of the North Island this morning then breaking to some sun, cloud quickly increases for many however with the odd shower moving in. Western Bay Of Plenty sees patchy rain or drizzle all day. Sunny for eastern parts of the country, just a few areas of high cloud about Southland and Otago. A bit cloudier on the West Coast of the South Island, especially for South Westland where drizzle or showers are likely all day.

A few showers or drizzle patches for eastern parts of the North Island from Northland down through to the Bay Of Plenty, areas of sun too especially in the west. For the lower North Island conditions are a bit brighter. The West Coast of the South Island may see a morning shower or two then breaking to sunny areas and some high cloud in the afternoon. Sunny areas and some high cloud for most eastern areas.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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