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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday / Saturday

A large anticyclone brings fairly settled weather to most of New Zealand today, an upper pool of cold air may induce some unstable activity about the eastern North Island this afternoon. An anticyclone lies over much of the North Island on Saturday meanwhile expect northwesterlies for the South Island. A front moves onto the lower South Island around midday.

Fairly settled weather for most of the North Island today however from afternoon showers develop about the hills and ranges along the east coast, some of these showers may become heavy with thunderstorms and hail then clearing in the evening. Mostly cloudy for the western South Island, a patchy shower or two at times can be expected. Sunnier conditions out east, some cloud may develop about inland hills and ranges in the afternoon. A few isolated showers possible in the afternoon about hills and ranges of North Canterbury, Marlborough and Nelson.

Mainly settled for the North Island on Saturday, some cloud at times in the west. The South Island has mostly cloudy skies in the west bringing the odd shower, rain moves into Fiordland in the morning bringing heavy falls. Sunny in the east with increasing high cloud, some rain moves into the far south around midday.

By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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